Raphael Warnock has plenty to say when pushing Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion boondoggle experts worry will make inflation worse.
Just don’t ask him about the cuts to hospital funding contained within the bill that would hurt Georgia hospitals just as our country is struggling to come out of the pandemic. A network of local hospitals wrote to Congress earlier this year raising the alarm about these very cuts, saying: “The cuts could be as much as $7.8 billion in federal funding over 10 years, and this reduction in funding will make it difficult for hospitals in those states to continue to serve their patients and their communities.”
This weekend, a Warnock spokesman said that Warnock wants these cuts to hospital funding taken out of the bill before passage – but refused to answer whether Warnock would vote for the bill anyway if they remained.
Why is this important? House Democrats did this same song and dance – protesting to Nancy Pelosi about the cuts to hospital funding, then turning around and voting for them anyway to support passage through the House of Representatives.
Now it looks like Warnock is running the same playbook.
“Members who wring their hands in public over hospital funding cuts but vote for them anyway are the worst kind of politician. House majority members already went down that road—the question is whether senators like Raphael Warnock will follow suit and sell out their own constituents for this partisan boondoggle.” -SLF Communications Director Jack Pandol