In this Majority Report clip, we watch what happens when a slew of activists invaded the Senate Budget Committee’s hearing on tax reform.
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—As the Senate Budget Committee debated the Republican tax bill on Tuesday before passing the proposal in a 12-11 vote, about a dozen people were arrested after disrupting the meeting to demand that senators reject the bill.
The demonstrators chanted, “Kill the bill, don’t kill us,” repeating the refrain that was commonly heard in protests against the Republicans’ plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) over the summer.
Earlier this month, the Senate Finance Committee added a repeal of the ACA’s individual mandate to the bill, which the Congressional Budget Office estimated would leave 13 million Americans without health insurance. The revelation resulted in a huge push to defeat the bill by groups like Indivisible and other members of the Trump resistance, in recent weeks.—