Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer responds to the announcment that Rep. Tom Price will be nominated for the position of Health and Human Services Secretary in the Trump administration. Schumer says that Price intends to privatize Medicare and declares that Republicans are "Declaring war on seniors."
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER: I am so disappointed to see the president-elect nominate Congressman Price to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services this morning.
When it comes to issues like Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood, Congressman Price and the avergae American couldn't be further apart.
Between this nomination of an avowed Medicare opponent, and the House Republicans threatening to privatize Medicare, it is clear that Washington Republicans are poltting a War on Seniors next year. Every senior, every American, should hear this loudly and clearly. Democrats with not let them win that fight.