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Junior United States Senator from Connecticut Chris Murphy addresses journalists in Budapest on Jan. 31, 2014.
Junior United States Senator from Connecticut Chris Murphy addresses journalists in Budapest on Jan. 31, 2014.  Attila Kisbenedek—AFP/Getty Images

Senator Says Republican Plan If Obamacare Struck Down Is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

May 21, 2015

A Democratic Senator used a popular Internet symbol on Thursday to describe what he says is the Republican plan should the Supreme Court strike down the Affordable Care Act.

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy presented a poster with an enlarged image of the “shruggie”, or ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, during his speech. Murphy said the image was a “pretty good summary of what the Republicans plan is to respond to King v. Burwell.

“The Republicans plan,” Murphy said, “is essentially a shrug of the shoulders."

The court is expected to issue a ruling this summer. Watch the full clip below.

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