Congressman fresh out of surgery is all smiles as he votes to take away your health care
Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz from Utah was supposed to be at home resting from foot surgery related to a 12-year-old injury — instead he scooted into the Capitol with a big smile on his face as he voted to kill Obamacare.
The irony, of course, is that the House’s rushed health care repeal bill would allow states to get rid of protections for people with pre-existing conditions — much like Chaffetz’s own foot injury, the result of falling off a ladder in his garage more than a decade ago.
Everyone was quick to notice that the congressman’s surgery represents everything he just voted to repeal. And his smile seemed to say, “Good luck with your future health care, suckers!” Or maybe, “Thanks,
chumps taxpayers, for footing the bill for my pre-existing condition. Bummer about yours!”
Now we’ll find out how his scooter can handle the premature victory celebration in the White House Rose Garden. Goodie.