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‘This Isn’t What I Came on the Show For’: MSNBC’s Brzezinski, GOP Rep Face Off Over Paid Family Leave

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski spoke with House Freedom Caucus member Raúl Labrador on Tuesday morning, and the dialogue got heated when Labrador expressed frustration with the questions he was asked in terms of health care reform.

The congressman was on to discuss the shelved vote on the American Health Care Act, and Brzezinski started things off by asking if he was opposed to paid family leave. Labrador argued that paid leave should be left up to businesses rather than the government, though Brzezinski kept pressing Labrador on his personal record and whether family leave should be a nationwide benefit.

Labrador eventually shot back at Brzezinski, saying “I don’t think that’s what I came to the show to do, to talk about this issue. That’s not what you invited me on the show for.” Brzezinski argued that many Americans have an interest in paid family leave, and she asked Labrador if he feels any responsibility to provide it for his employees.

“Mika, I’m not going to talk to you about this, this isn’t what I came on the show for,” Labrador said. “I thought we were going to talk about the health care bill and not about this issue.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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