In the moments leading up to the passing of the American Health Care Act, Democrats started mocking their Republican colleagues.
Democrats on the House floor began to chant a song popularly heard at sporting events: “Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey, Good Bye.”
Per Daily Mail:
Just as the House leadership reached 217 votes to ensure passage of the controversial bill to strip away President Obama’s signature achievement, House members seated in the left side of the chamber started making the chant.
Republican leadership condemned the “unprofessional” nature of the chant:
House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) hit back at Democrats for the cheer. ‘I think that’s very unprofessional. I would never like to be a member to do something like that,’ he told DailyMail.com.
Another Republican chided the gesture, saying it was “beneath the dignity of the House”:
Rep. Tom MacArthur, who helped salvage the deal by negotiating with conservative Freedom Caucus members, also blasted the cheer.
‘Frankly, I thought that that was beneath the dignity of the House to be singing a song with a political message. This isn’t about politics. This is about the American people having health care coverage. It’s about making sure that prices come down. And to try to make it a political joke on the floor is frankly beneath the dignity of the House of representatives,’ MacArthur said.
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