Rep. Kyrsten Sinema Defeats Rep. Martha McSally Who Tried To Gut Health Care & Lied About It

Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema defeated Republican Rep. Martha McSally (pictured) in an upset for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Sinema led McSally 50 percent to 48 percent when the Associated Press called the race for Sinema, notes Roll Call.

McSally fought hard to repeal Obamacare, which would have left millions of Americans without health coverage and would have brought back discrimination against people pre-existing conditions.

During her failed campaign, McSally claimed health care was not the most important issue to voters.

McSally falsely claimed she had protected people with pre-existing conditions

Media Matters noted McSally’s real record:

In 2015, she voted for a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s landmark legislation that forces insurers to cover pre-existing conditions.

In 2017, she also voted for her party’s repeal and replace bill which would have “allowed states to eliminate other regulations [of ACA] ― including the all-important rule prohibiting insurers from charging higher premiums to people with pre-existing conditions.”

McSally reportedly stood up in a GOP conference meeting and declared, “Let’s get this f*cking thing done.”

(Sources: Roll Call, McSally For Senate/Twitter, Media Matters)

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