After Congressional Republicans voted to pass the Obamacare repeal and replace plan, Democrats responded by singing the lyrics to the song “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” on the floor of Congress.
The “yea” votes outnumbered “nay” votes 217 to 213, with no Democrats voting in favor of the measure. As soon as the final tally was announced, Democrats can be seen waving and singing “na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye.” The song is typically used as a taunt in sports. Apparently, it translates in politics, as well.
Democrats sang “na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye” to Republicans on the House floor after the health care vote pic.twitter.com/QInaAm0eJ6
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 4, 2017
Not only did the Congressional Budget Office not yet score the bill, but “Trumpcare” will take away coverage from at least 24 million Americans, if not more.
Republicans who voted in favor of the controversial measure will face increasingly difficult re-election prospects at home. Obamacare hit the height of its popularity within the last two months. Only 37% of voters supported Republican efforts to repeal and replace the ACA, or Obamacare.
With special elections already showing a trend against the Republican Party, this vote will undoubtedly cement the fates of many vulnerable Republicans heading into the 2018-midterm elections. Trump has not only desecrated the integrity of the office he holds, but he is bringing his party down with him.
Hey hey hey, goodbye.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.