Protest Held Outside Sen. Marco Rubio's Doral Office Over Health Care Bill - NBC 6 South Florida

Protest Held Outside Sen. Marco Rubio's Doral Office Over Health Care Bill

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    NBC 6's Darryl Forges has more as local residents plan to have their voices heard over the controversial changes being considered to the nation's health care bill.

    (Published Thursday, July 6, 2017)

    Residents from around South Florida again met in front of the Doral offices of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio on Thursday, urging him to not support the health care bill currently being considered.

    Rubio has not said whether or not he will vote for the bill, which has been a source of controversy as the administration of President Donald Trump continues its push to replace the policies of former President Barack Obama.

    "We respect these activists’ right to protest, however it should not interfere with the ability of Senator Rubio and his staff to serve the people of Florida, nor should it disrupt the private businesses located near our offices," Olivia Perez-Cubas, Rubio's spokeswoman, said in a statement.

    The Senate’s Republican leadership delayed a potential vote on their version of the bill after reports that they did not have enough support from party members to pass it.

    Last week, close to 50 people came out to Rubio’s office urging the senator to vote no on the bill.

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