Issa's healthcare vote draws protests

Posted at 11:32 PM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 02:32:14-04

ENCINITAS, Calif. (KGTV) – Dozens of protestors took to the streets of Encinitas Monday evening.

They held signs and recited chants to show their discontent with Congressman Darrell Issa and Washington Republicans for supporting a health care bill that would gut Obamacare.  The bill made it through the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

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“We’re here to send a message to Darrell Issa,” Kathy Stadler with San Diego Indivisible said. “we’re not happy with the vote he cast.”

Stadler and other protesters made their way to an overpass over I-5 and held up a lit message that said “Repeal and replace Issa” for drivers to see.

“If Darrell Issa doesn’t vote to protect our healthcare, there will be consequences in 2018,” Stadler said.

The bill goes to the U.S. senate.  The senate could work on its own version of the health care bill. There is no timeline on when a vote could come.