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Sen. Chris Murphy Takes Fiery Stand Against GOP Health Care Plan

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy speaks on the floor of the Senate late Monday.
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy speaks on the floor of the Senate late Monday. Photo Credit: C-Span2 screenshot

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined Democrats late Monday night in taking over the Senate floor in protest of a GOP bill to overhaul the nation's health care system.

Republicans are preparing for votes next week on the plan, which has not yet been made public.

Using the hashtag #HoldTheFloor and #Trumpcare, Democrats spoke out in protest, demanding to see the details of the bill.

"My constituents, even though they're represented by Democrats, have no less rights than the citizens of Iowa or the citizens of Texas who are represented by Republicans. Why are my constituents not allowed to see the details of what's about to happen to their lives?" a frustrated Murphy asked as he took a turn speaking at 10 p.m. as Democratic senators continued to rally to fight the bill.

"Why are only a select group of Americans able to have a voice inside that room? Why are the people of Connecticut going to get like three minutes to look at this bill once it hits the senate floor? My constituents are Americans just like the constituents in Republican states are Americans.They deserve to know what's about to happen to them. You're breaking the Senate. And it won't get put back together that easily."

Click here to watch Murphy's full speech.

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