Hollywood Stars Cheer Defeat of "Skinny Repeal" of Obamacare
Rosie O'Donnell, Kathy Griffin and Lena Dunham were among those who took to Twitter to celebrate the demise of the bill.
A "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act was narrowly defeated in the Senate overnight and celebrities rejoiced on Twitter.
The chamber's 48 Democratic senators plus GOP senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and John McCain voted "no" in what ended up being a suspenseful night on the senate floor.
Kristen Bell, Elizabeth Banks, John Legend, Miley Cyrus and Cher were among the celebrities who expressed their happiness at the defeat. "Thank you. For not being careless and 'loyal'. For being prudent. And for fighting," wrote Bell.
"Thanks to the Senators who voted to kill that stupid, heartless bill. Let's stay vigilant. It's not over," wrote Legend. He also added, "Bill should have lost 95-5. I have a hard time calling the 3 republicans who voted 'no' heroes. It was obviously stupid and awful."
Here's a look at how people reacted on social media.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. For not being careless and "loyal". For being prudent. And for fighting. https://t.co/nnOZ8sgEJO— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) July 28, 2017
Thanks to the Senators who voted to kill that stupid, heartless bill. Let's stay vigilant. It's not over.— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 28, 2017
Bill should have lost 95-5. I have a hard time calling the 3 republicans who voted "no" heroes. It was obviously stupid and awful— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 28, 2017
GOD BLESS JOHN McCAIN— Cher (@cher) July 28, 2017
ALASKA STRONG,LISA MURKOWSKI
OBAMACARE NEEDS CHANGING
NOW DEMS & GOP CAN WORK 2GETHER 2 FIX IT
Great respect to @JohnMccain who put country over party.— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) July 28, 2017
Just personally didn't love having to read the word skinny so many times today— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) July 28, 2017
Goodnight. That was fun. pic.twitter.com/fuHp71ObfI— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) July 28, 2017
Now to bed.— Marcia Cross (@ReallyMarcia) July 28, 2017
Another loss for the bully.
xo m https://t.co/flya6z5euK
It was YOU who defeated #SkinnyRepeal tonight.— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) July 28, 2017
Thank you. Keep it up.
High five bipartisanship!— Brooklyn Decker (@BrooklynDecker) July 28, 2017
Don't think the patriarchy exists? Look at how much the coverage is about McCain being decider while Murkowski/Collins were no's from start.— Steve Kazee (@SteveKazee) July 28, 2017
McCain just did something awesome. And profound. But it was Murkowski and Collins who've been holding their ground all along. Thank you all.— Chris Lowell (@mrchrislowell) July 28, 2017
Thank2John McCain Claire McCaskill&Susan Collins,ACA was not perfect, no bill is, both sides then take it and make it work 4 the people— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) July 28, 2017