Stephen Colbert pronounces the GOP health care bill as ‘dead’

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The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert is making the news official about the GOP’s health care bill dying, noting it has passed due to “terminal sucking.”

The orderlies have pulled the sheet up over the GOP health care bill. Who wants to make the call for the funeral arrangements?

We all knew Trump and his buddies have been having a difficult time repealing Obamacare. Mitch McConnell’s latest idea to just rip it away with not replacement was a scary concept, certainly. But perhaps we can breathe a little easier now, as Stephen Colbert suggests during his monologue on last night’s Late Show.

“Trumpcare is officially deader than the people that would have been if it had passed,” Colbert says on the program. He talks about how the “Repeal Now, Replace Later” plan is officially dead in the water, failing to gain enough Republican support to pass it through. And he can’t help but rip the GOP for running the “repeal and replace” mantra for such a long time, and still failing to pull off this one job.

Colbert goes on to point out how when they knew Obama would veto it, Republicans voted 60 times to repeal Obamacare. But now that they can actually do it, Colbert says “they don’t have the balls.” Harsh.

You can watch the monologue in the YouTube video below.

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