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Congressman on Senate floor: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Congressman on Senate floor: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


The shruggie is ruined

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Health care reform is a complex national issue that demands robust debate and creative solutions from the entire government, regardless of party affiliation.

But also: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) was attempting to summarize the GOP's position on King v. Burwell, a Supreme Court case relating to the Affordable Care Act, when he turned to the internet's best-known symbol of laissez-faire acceptance: the shruggie. "The Republicans' plan if King v. Burwell goes in favor of the plaintiffs is essentially a shrug of the shoulders," Murphy said on the Senate floor, in front of the shruggie.

Was this, perhaps, an unnecessarily flippant take on a labyrinthine issue, or even a transparent attempt to gain coverage for the debate?