Senate Dems plan floor protest ahead of ObamaCare repeal vote

Democrats are planning an hours-long protest from the Senate floor on Monday night as they gear up ahead of a vote on the GOP plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

Ben Wikler, the Washington director for the progressive outside group MoveOn.org, urged supporters to come to the Capitol on Monday night to watch the floor speeches from inside the Senate chamber.

“Dems will #holdthefloor against Trumpcare late into night,” he tweeted,

A senior aide confirmed the plan, adding there “will be a few hours worth [of speeches]” after a procedural vote scheduled for early Monday evening.
The mini-talkathon comes as Democrats are digging in ahead of the highly watched vote this week. Progressive activists are expected to hold events around the Capitol every day to protest the bill leading up to a final vote, which could come on Thursday night or early Friday.