Protesters interrupt Senate Republican’s speech over healthcare


Demonstrators protesting the Senate GOP healthcare legislation were escorted out of Sen. Cory GardnerCory GardnerProtesters interrupt Senate Republican’s speech over healthcare Interior recommends preserving Colorado site’s monument status Overnight Energy: Exxon sues feds over M fine | Deputy Interior pick advances | Oil concerns hold up Russia sanctions push MORE’s (R-Co.) speech addressing healthcare at a conservative conference on Friday.

Video shows police escorting protesters, who were chanting “save our liberty, no cuts to Medicaid” during Gardner’s speech, out of the room. 

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The protesters were from a disability advocate group known as Atlantis ADAPT, according to The Denver Post.

Denver’s NBC affiliate KUSA reported two protesters were escorted out. 

No arrests were made, according to Denver police.

The latest healthcare protests come after Gardner was subpoenaed to appear in court for cases of five protesters who were arrested at his Denver office.

Gardner is one of many Senate Republicans facing heat for the conference’s ObamaCare repeal and replace legislation.

Major portions of the bill require 60 votes, according to the Senate parliamentarian, meaning they most likely will not survive on the Senate floor.

– This post was updated at 10:56 a.m.

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Protesters interrupt Senate Republican’s speech over healthcare

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