Radio Silence from Greitens, Parson and Hawley on Trumpcare while Republican Governors in Ohio, Arkansas and Nevada Announce their Opposition
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is heading to a Trump resort in Miami this week while Missourians are still waiting for answers from the Governor’s Mansion and Republican leaders in Jefferson City on Trumpcare and its gutting of protections for people who’ve been sick before.
The ongoing silence from
the Governor, Lt. Governor Mike Parson, and Attorney General Josh Hawley, among other Republican leaders in Jefferson City, on the House-passed GOP health care bill is in contrast to the fact that Republican governors from around the country – including Ohio Governor John Kasich, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval – have publicly expressed their opposition to Trumpcare.
Missouri Democratic Party Chair Stephen
Webber stated: “Before heading to a luxury Trump resort in Miami, Missourians deserve some honest answers from Eric Greitens and Republican leaders in Jefferson City on Trumpcare and its gutting of protections for people who’ve been sick before.”
- According to the Kansas City Star, “Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens will join GOP governors from around the country this week at a luxury resort in Miami owned by President Donald Trump.”
- Republican Governors like Ohio Governor John Kasich, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval have all publicly expressed their opposition to the House-passed Republican health care bill.
- Governor Eric Greitens supported the first version of Trumpcare in late March. Since then, the Kansas City Star Editorial Board has noted Greitens’ silence, recently asking him to answer the question, “Do you support the Republican health care bill?” And just last week, NPR noted that Greitens did not say “whether he supports” Trumpcare or “whether he’d want Missouri to seek permission to opt out of” protections for Missourians with pre-existing conditions.
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported in March that “after campaigning against Obamacare,” Josh Hawley has been “silent” on Trumpcare.