Georgia's U.S. Senator David Perdue said the American people "should be outraged" now that the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare ultimately failed Thursday night by a vote of 49 to 51.
Perdue, a Republican, supported the repeal and replace effort.
“Throughout this entire process, we have witnessed everything that’s wrong with Washington. The Senate had a real opportunity to dismantle the most damaging parts of Obamacare," Perdue said in a press statement. "As Republicans have railed against the failures of Obamacare for the last seven years, Democrats have failed to acknowledge any shortcomings of Obamacare and refused to try to fix a broken system."
“The American people should be outraged and should demand real change now. It is extremely important that we get this fixed," Perdue said in the statement.
Perdue said because of an unworkable budget process and self-serving politicians, the poorest in our society will continue to be fined when they can't afford Obamacare, more than 300,000 Georgians living below the poverty line will still not have access to the insurance promised by Obamacare and that Medicaid expansion will continue as an open-ended government program that Perdue said cannot be sustained.