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FreedomWorks has traitor awards for senators against repeal

BURLINGTON, VT – MAY 24: A protester dressed as the infamous US Revolutionary War traitor Benedict Arnold rings a bell while shouting slogans against US Sen. James Jeffords, I-VT in Burlington, VT after the Senator announced his departure from the Republican Party to become an independent. The move by Jeffords changes the balance of the United States Senate, now putting the Democratic Party in the majority. AFP PHOTO STEVEN E. FRISCHLING (Photo credit should read STEVEN E. FRISCHLING/AFP/Getty Images)

By Solange Reyner From Newsmax

The conservative group FreedomWorks said Wednesday it will dole out a “Freedom Traitors Award” to Republican senators who refuse to vote to repeal Obamacare, CNS News reported.

Jason Pye, the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for FreedomWorks, said during a conference call of conservative leaders the award will be sent to the senators’ offices, along with busts of famous traitor Benedict Arnold.

“We can discuss replacement later, but this law has, we’ve seen premiums increase . . . five states are down to one insurer in the marketplace, dozens of counties are down to zero insurers in the market place,” Pye said. “Lower premiums promote individual choice and give taxpayers relief from Obamacare.”

The Republican senators opposing the bill are Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Rob Portman of Ohio, Susan Collins of Maine, and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia.

Leaders from other conservative groups – Club for Growth, Family Research Council, Tea Party Patriots, ForAmerica and Senate Conservatives fund – called the senators “traitors” who needed to keep their promise to the American people.

“Traitorous senators . . . they need to repeal Obamacare,” said Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin. “Our activists also realize that it seems to be really easy for these senators and their staff to sit in Washington and be exempt from Obamacare. . . . It is completely unjust to live exempt from the law, while others suffer because of the law.”

Image: FreedomWorks Has Traitor Awards for Senators Against Repeal
(Getty Images/Steven E. Frischling)

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