The Face Of Trumpcare

Capitol Police drag disabled protesters out of wheelchairs during Trumpcare protests

Capitol Hill Police have forcibly removed protesters in wheelchairs from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on the same day Republicans released their latest healthcare plan. ADAPT, a disability rights organisation, staged a “die-in” outside Mr. McConnell’s office to protest the legislation, which would generate cuts to the Medicaid services used by many disabled individuals. Approximately 60 protesters – many of them in wheelchairs – flooded Mr. McConnell’s office around 11 am on Thursday. Some made their way inside the office, lifting themselves out of their chairs to lie across the Senator’s floor.   more here …

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