ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Recently defeated Republican congressman from Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District is blaming the Democratic House takeover on the late Sen. John McCain’s vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Rep. Jason Lewis made the argument in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece published Sunday. Lewis lost to Democrat Angie Craig last week.READ MORE: New Antiviral Treatment Pulls Man From COVID's Depths: 'It Is Life Changing'
Lewis says McCain’s vote against repealing the health care law unleashed a wave of Democratic attack ads against Republicans across the country on protecting pre-existing conditions.READ MORE: 'My Trauma Does Not End Here': Delivery Driver Carjacked, Sexually Assaulted In Minneapolis
McCain was one of three Republican senators to vote against the repeal effort in July 2017. He died of brain cancer earlier this year.
McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, called Lewis’s comments “abhorrent” on Twitter. Lewis’s campaign manager did not immediately respond to a request for comment.MORE NEWS: St. Paul Students Hold Walkout Over District's Response To COVID Pandemic
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