Ali Velshi Repeatedly Calls Out GOP Rep Jim Jordan Over Health Care: ‘That’s Not True Sir!’


This afternoon, the Senate narrowly passed a motion to proceed on the GOP health care debate, pushing through something that is currently being described as a “skinny repeal.” This brings the possibility of Obamacare repeal one step closer.

During an interview on MSNBC today, host Ali Velshi and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) mixed it up over health care, with the conservative congressman taking the position that this is a good strategy to repeal first and replace later, with the MSNBC personality pushing back throughout.

Velshi and Jordan would tangle over the issue of insurance premiums and deductibles as host stated that the bill that was presented for debate today will not bring premiums down. Jordan countered that with certain amendments, individuals would be able to purchase cheaper plans and premiums overall would come down because they went up so much under the ACA.

“That’s just not true, Congressman,” Velshi shot back. “It is true,” Jordan retorted.

And it kept going like this for the majority of the segment. Jordan would bring up a scenario or state definitely that health care would be better and cheaper under the GOP’s plan and Velshi would claim that it just wasn’t factual.

For instance, when the Ohio Republican stated that health care was more affordable and better before Obamacare, Velshi exclaimed: “That’s not true, sir!”

The MSNBC host also took issue with Jordan seemingly speaking for all Americans.

“You live in one state, sir,” he told the lawmaker. “There are a lot of Americans. You don’t talk to even a fraction of them.”

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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