Sen. Maria Cantwell (D., Wash.) used a misspelled visual aide slamming the Republicans' "War on Medicad" during a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday evening.
As Cantwell began to make a "second point" about the Senate Republican proposal to repeal Obamacare, one of her aides placed a large blue sign behind her that had "Medicaid" missing its second "i." If Cantwell noticed, she did not let on.
"In my opinion, there are cost-effective ways for us to continue access to health care. I brought them up on the Senate floor," she said.
Cantwell added that she wished her colleagues wished they would stop their "decapitation" of Medicare and give consumers the ability to compete "cost-effectively in the individual market."
Onlookers who noticed the mistake had fun with the sign.
This actually happened. That's Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-WA, or as she might put it, Cantspell. pic.twitter.com/ZLJljAsctJ
— Brit Hume (@brithume) July 12, 2017
Apparently our government can't even properly spell the programs they're promoting pic.twitter.com/DLodzVSiGq
— Caleb Ecarma (@calebecarma) July 12, 2017
— In What World (@In_What_World) July 13, 2017