A group of prominent clergy were arrested Thursday on Capitol Hill while peacefully protesting the Republican health care bill, describing the legislation as “immoral” and “sinful.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) unveiled a tweaked version of the “Better Care Reconciliation Act” on Thursday, but it does not appear to greatly improve on the previous iteration, which is projected to cost 22 million people people their health insurance over the next decade. Two Americans who would be impacted by the health care bill also spoke briefly before Capitol police ordered the protesters to disperse. The group refused, bursting into the gospel hymn “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around” before being led away by police in handcuffs.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.