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Media Commentators Rebuke AHCA Vote By ‘White Men’ [VIDEO]

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Amber Athey White House Correspondent

Liberal commentators can’t seem to stop talking about the “white men” who voted for the American Health Care Act on Thursday.

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” kicked off its broadcast with Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough, and Donny Deutsch complaining about the “fat, middle aged white guys” in a photo of the post-vote celebration in the White House Rose Garden.

They continued the disdain later in the show, with Scarborough telling a guest, “it’s a country club with restrictive membership. Obviously you have to be white and a male to be there.”

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MSNBC brought up the “white men” issue again when Chris Jansing took over hosting.

“And you see that picture yesterday of the President standing there and a lot of people have criticized…he’s surrounded by middle-aged white men,” Jansing said. “And [the AHCA] is going to impact disproportionately people who are minorities, lower income, people who are older Americans.”

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Not to be outdone by their competitor, CNN joined the action later in the day shortly after the White House Press Briefing.

“We were sitting here just about 24 hours here yesterday,” Brooke Baldwin said to her guest, “and critics pointing out, I’ll just be blunt, a lot of white guys in ties celebrating at the Rose Garden ceremony.”

“I don’t know if we have a picture of all the faces [of people who worked on the AHCA] but I’ll tell ya one thing, what’s missing is women.”

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