House Republicans Listened to the Rocky Theme as They Prepared to Decimate Health Care

A replica of a 'Rocky Balboa' statue wears a Trump campaign shirt as it stands on stage at a rally of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, in Aston, Pennsylvania, on September 22nd, 2016. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Today, the House will vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the poorly thought-out American Health Care Act. The vote is expected to pass the House before going to the Senate. This morning, Paul Ryan held a “pep rally” for Republican lawmakers in the Capitol basement. Here’s how The Hill described the scene:

Leaders played the “Rocky” theme song as lawmakers walked into the meeting. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) put an image of George S. Patton on the screen and read inspirational quotes from the general.

“Let’s get this f–king thing done!” Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) told her colleagues, according to sources in the room.

Nothing says the eye of the tiger and the thrill of the fight like preparing to kill millions of American citizens.


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