Statement from the Arizona Democratic Party Communications Director Enrique Gutierrez:
“Plain and simple, with their “Aye” votes, Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain have sold out hundreds of thousands of Arizonans.”
“God bless John McCain for what he’s going through, but his return to Washington D.C., and his deciding vote, just opened the door for Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans to take away health care from 22 to 32 million Americans (depending on which disastrous bill they put forward). This will happen, regardless of McCain’s passionate calls for civility and bipartisanship, McConnell remains committed to strip away health access from Arizonans, all while giving the very wealthy a gigantic tax break.
“Jeff Flake throughout this health care process has demonstrated he’s only out for Jeff Flake. He has gone back on his word to “not pull the rug from under Arizonans,” and joined the most radical U.S. Senator, Ted Cruz, in selling junk health insurance policies, all while ending protections for pre-existing coverage for Arizonans. It goes to show that a $10 million dollar threat from Donald Trump is more terrifying to Jeff Flake, than the repercussions he will face with Arizona voters next year.”