Scott, the first African-American Senator elected from South Carolina, is the only Republican of the Congressional Black Caucus.
The House could begin votes as early as today.
The move follows the approval of a reconciliation measure for the Affordable Care Act and gives Republicans a way to circumvent Democrats in the Senate.
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Democratic Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina says Democratic efforts to get the Affordable Care Act repealed and replaced are “a great American shakedown.”
The one-term senator, the first African-American Senator elected from South Carolina, lashed out at Democrats in an opinion piece published Sunday in USA Today.
He says Democrats have a responsibility to pass legislation to help the middle class.
Scott says Republicans helped pass and implement the ACA in the first place. He says they want to fix the law if it’s broken.
Now Scott says Democrats should be “honest about” what the real plan is – repeal and replace.
He said it’s a shame that they refuse to engage in “good-faith” discussions to save the law because they are all for “continuing to punish a status quo they want to be.”
Senate Democrats are resisting the next step in the Republican drive to replace and repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Democrats called for both ends of the Senate to move to a procedural vote Tuesday to open debate on legislation – what is known as reconciliation – that would repeal the law that President Barack Obama signed in 2010.
But Republicans are opposed. The party controls the Senate 52-48, and filibusters force any major legislation to the point where majority party can’t filibuster it.