Joy Reid Invited 217 GOP’rs Who Backed AHCA To Explain Votes – Then This Happened


Martin Luther King, Jr. once said:

‘The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.’

That powerful statement by the late Dr. King means, that a person can say he/she is about something and appear to be about that thing, but nothing is as true a testament to how/what that person is about, like how they act when the going gets rough. Well, Thursday’s health care vote showed just how rough things are in Washington.

From refusing to answer calls, to failing to issue statements explaining why they chose tax breaks for the rich over health care for those who need it most, members of the GOP are showing that they don’t measure up to much as people or as politicians elected to serve. Following suit with their antics thus far, Republican members of Congress are also unwilling to go on news outlets that aren’t alt-right sensationalists networks to speak to Americans who simply want to know “why.”

Joy Reid knows how unwilling GOP lawmakers are to speak to the media because she invited them. To be clear, Reid and her staff invited all 217 Republican members of the House who voted in favor of the American Health Care Act, to come on her show. Not a single one obliged as confirmed by the tweet below:

About the invitations, Reid asserts:

‘My tireless producers reached out to each and every one of them to ask them to join us today. I offered each of them the lead spot on this show this morning, to the one-on-one with me, to explain why they voted for the bill. And not a single one agreed – all those names. Two hundred seventeen people, no takers. Not a one. Such bravery.’

To further drive her point home, Reid scrolled the names of the 217 cowards who didn’t have the personal or professional courage to speak to Reid, or the Americans whose interests they’re supposed to protect.

Reid isn’t the only one with strong feelings about the cowardly Congressmen/women. Several social media users tweeted in solidarity with the MSNBC host:

The repeated disregard for Americans’ right to know is surely a reflection of how members of the GOP feel about the people they’re supposed to be serving.

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