Today, Rachel Maddow called out Republicans for their lies about reconciliation.
Republican senators are calling reconciliation the “nuclear option.” That’s not at all true. The nuclear option was a threat by Republicans to ban filibusters over judicial nominations in 2005.
The fact is that Republicans have used reconciliation 16 times out of the 22 times it’s been used. They’re on the record supporting the use of reconciliation.
And according to Maddow, NPR reported that the number of health care bills passed without the use of reconciliation can be counted on one hand.
Reconciliation is how we do health care reform – love it or leave it.