#KillTheBill Is Now a Reality, Twitter Has Some Fun

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After seven years of stiff opposition to Obamacare, Republicans failed in their efforts to produce a successful health care replacement on Friday afternoon. After days of negotiating–both with the White House and with other House Republicans–House Speaker Paul Ryan decided to stall a vote on the bill, the American Health Care Act, after he told President Donald Trump the bill would not secure enough votes to pass.

Friday’s bizarre events were ripe material for Twitter’s finest to strut their stuff. Using #KillTheBill, people took to Twitter throughout the day to send shots at Ryan, Trump, and more. Some used photos and GIFs of a man who succeeded in passing a health care bill to convey their emotions:

Others riffed on Republicans who do not support contraception to express their thoughts on the health care failure:

Supporters of the House Freedom Caucus–a far-right group that strongly opposed the bill and is largely responsible for sinking it–also found joy in the health care debacle. These two blamed lawmakers they deem Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) for the failed effort:

Some people focused on Ryan, the leading force behind the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, and his perpetually mopey facial expression:

And, of course, people used Ryan’s first and only true love (hint: it’s not health care) to visualize how he was probably feeling deep in his heart on Friday afternoon:

Alec Siegel
Alec Siegel is a staff writer at Law Street Media. When he’s not working at Law Street he’s either cooking a mediocre tofu dish or enjoying a run in the woods. His passions include: gooey chocolate chips, black coffee, mountains, the Animal Kingdom in general, and John Lennon. Baklava is his achilles heel. Contact Alec at ASiegel@LawStreetMedia.com.



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