Senators Take The Health-care Debate To Capitol Steps
Senators take the health-care debate to Capitol steps
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) held an almost four hour long Facebook live stream to advocate against the Republican health-care bill on June 26. He was joined by several other members of Congress. (The Washington Post)
On Monday night, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) gathered colleagues on the steps outside the Senate, where they talked for hours into a Facebook feed as activists filed in and out to watch the debate. The tone alternated between grim stories of people who would lose access to Medicaid, and in-jokes between the senators.
“We’ve brought in Papa Smurf!” said Booker when Sen. Charles E. …