After House Republicans pushed through the latest version of their healthcare bill, Democrats broke out in song, singing the classic tune, “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” while waving their hands at Republicans, presumably anticipating their ouster in 2018.
The singing has some history in the House, according to Talking Points Memo:
[Thursday’s singing] is both an homage and a literal repetition of what Republicans did when the Clinton tax bill passed in the House in 1993. Same singing, same song. The bill paved the way for budget balancing over the course of the decade and (more arguably) played a role in creating the prosperity of that decade. It also came little more than a year before Democratic majorities in both Houses were annihilated in the 1994 midterm.
Watch the video below, via The Hill:
According to NBC News, the bill was passed by the slimmest of margins, “sending the measure to a skeptical Senate where it will be almost certain to take on a completely different form. Republicans passed the bill by a vote of 217 to 213, just one vote over the 216 needed.”
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