Sen. Rand Paul physically denied House GOP Obamacare bill

The GOP has reportedly drafted a bill regarding the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, but is keeping it under wraps, reports Bloomberg.

That level of secrecy, which is intended to prevent leaks, has angered Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, notes The Hill.

On Thursday, Paul fired of a series of Tweets.

They include, "I have been told that the House Obamacare bill is under lock & key, in a secure location, & not available for me or the public to view," and, "What is the House leadership trying to hide? My guess is, they are trying to hide their 'Obamacare Lite' approach."

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Sen. Rand Paul demands a copy of the bill. This staffer says she can't give him one. https://t.co/gPo5rMsUkS
I have been told that the House Obamacare bill is under lock & key, in a secure location, & not available for me or the public to view.
I am heading to the secure location where they are keeping the House obamacare bill. I will demand a copy for the American people.
@RandPaul This is unacceptable. This is the biggest issue before Congress and the American people right now.
@RandPaul What is the House leadership trying to hide? My guess is, they are trying to hide their "Obamacare Lite" approach.
@RandPaul Renaming and keeping parts of Obamacare, new entitlements and extending medicaid expansion are not the #FullRepeal we promised
@RandPaul House and Senate passed repeal in 2015. They should keep their promises and bring them up again for a vote now
@RandPaul I demand the House release the text of the bill. Every elected official & every American deserve to know what they're trying to do
@RandPaul I will not vote for Obamacare Lite nor will many of my colleagues. We will keep our word. I call on House leaders to do the same
@RandPaul And I call on them to make this process transparent and to let the sunshine in. Today.
.@randpaul wasn't allowed to see the House GOP's Obamacare bill. Brought his own copy machine, just in case. https://t.co/KpAXhfltsV
.@RandPaul outside the "secret office for the secret bill." https://t.co/fY8BAVqwvd
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He also aired his grievances against simply modifying the existing health care law, noting, "Renaming and keeping parts of Obamacare, new entitlements and extending medicaid expansion are not the #FullRepeal we promised."

Others have corroborated Paul's claim that he is being denied access to the bill.

BuzzFeed News reporter Paul McLeod tweeted, "Sen. Rand Paul demands a copy of the bill. This staffer says she can't give him one."

Journalist Lisa Mascaro took to Twitter as well, writing, "Just now: Rand Paul stakes out House GOP meeting to demand access to their secret #Obamacare repeal/replace plan."

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