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Scarborough Slams 'Reckless, Radical, Irresponsible' Repeal Bill

"It's as if they are just desperate to make Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House," he said.

Joe Scarborough lambasted Republicans for trying to push through another "horrible" health care bill that only a small proportion of Americans support.

"It's the Republicans, they're not on Steve Bannon's 33% plan," he said. "They're on their own 17% plan. Every one of these health care bills are horrible, every one is worse than the last. They're going to do it again and once again, they're saying we are going to reorder one-sixth of the economy and we're going to rush it before we have the Congressional Budget Office giving us a score and say we don't need a CBO score.

"It's unbelievable, the so-called conservatives saying we're going to reorder one of impact what it will have on all of America, on their health care. it is the most radical thing anybody can do.

"Remember, they have a real deadline of September 30th. So that's next Saturday i believe, it's about a week and a half where they can use reconciliation and get a simple majority and get 50 votes and have Mike Pence break that tie," Mark Halperin said.

"It's not clear to me what they've changed to give someone like Susan Collins or Lisa Murkowski, who rejected the last bill, reason to vote for this again," Scarborough said.

"Imagine if the Democrats reordered one-sixth of the economy and rushed through it without a Congressional Budget Office (score). Republicans, right wing radio, everybody on the far right would be going absolutely ballistic right now."

He said it was hard to believe that all of a sudden, John McCain's main concern was the deadline.

"So I'm going to have people remember me for passing a healthcare bill that strips health care coverage from tens of millions of people, it's something we do radically without even looking at a Congressional Budget Office, without doing regular order," Scarborough said.

"John McCain was so right when he talked about regular order. That's what, you want to know one of the reasons, along with gerrymandering, that made Washington as sick as it's been over the past several years politically? It's no regular order. They get two or three people in a room. They draft up something. Then they shove it done down the rest of the Congress' and the American people's throat.

"I highly doubt John McCain is worried about these false deadlines and is going to let his legacy be that he reordered one-sixth of the economy in such a reckless, radical, irresponsible way and I just don't know why my friends in the Republican party come back and do the same stupid thing over and over again this year.

"It's as if they are just desperate to make Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House."

BONUS: Vox asks Republican senators to explain the policy behind the bill.

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