May 31, 2017/Media

Greitens, Parson, & Hawley Still ‘Mum’ on Trumpcare after Letter from Leading Dems

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that Missouri’s Republican Governor Eric Greitens, Lt. Governor Mike Parson, and Attorney General Josh Hawley are silent on the Trumpcare bill that passed in the House with support from all of Missouri’s Republicans, writing that “Greitens has not offered any public comments,” and “Hawley, too, has remained mum on the topic.

As leading Democrats on health care committees in the state legislature, State Senator Jill Schupp and House Representative Lauren Arthur issued a joint letter to Gov. Greitens, Lt. Gov. Parson, and AG Hawley.

The letter says it’s “increasingly important” that they share their views “because a key provision of the health care overhaul would allow state leaders in Jefferson City to cancel critical protections for people who have previously been sick and have a pre-existing health condition.”

The letter continues to state that the silence of Missouri’s Republican statewide leaders is in contrast to their campaigns last year that “vigorously” opposed the Affordable Care Act, along with Republican Governors from around the country like Ohio Governor John Kasich and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson who are opposed to the GOP’s health care overhaul.

So how did Greitens, Parson, and Hawley respond? Just more silence.