A GOP lawmaker told his Democrat colleague to “shut up” during a heated Obamacare debate.
The Hill reported that Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) drew backlash from some of his fellow committee members this week after telling a Democratic colleague to “shut up” during a heated discussion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The heated exchange began after Mullin remarked at a meeting that employees at his plumbing company told him their coverage under the Obama-era health care law “sucks.”
Mullin called out New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D) during a discussion of the health care law, asking what Luján has proposed to resolve bipartisan efforts to change the ACA.
Luján interrupted to ask whether Mullin would yield his time to allow him to answer the question. Mullin declined, saying Luján could “shut up now.”
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GOP @RepMullin says that ACA coverage “sucks” and that bipartisan health care talks aren’t working.
[Democrat @repbenraylujan tries to cut in]
Mullin: “I said I wasn’t going to yield, you can shut up now.”
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) March 27, 2019