Cooper briefly reminded viewers of Bachmann getting ambushed by Dana Bash and trying to defer criticism before bringing up Bachmann’s newest controversial remarks. Bachmann said on the House floor earlier today that Congress needs to repeal Obamacare before it “literally kills women, kills children, [and] kills senior citizens.”
Cooper rolled his eyes at Bachmann’s assertion, saying that the congresswoman declined an invitation to appear on his show and explain her comments. Dana Bash read a statement provided by Bachmann’s spokesperson explaining that the health care law has provisions that could lead to “denial, delay, and sadly even death.” Bash pointed out how Bachmann got a “scare” last November when she came close to losing her congressional seat.
Cooper rebutted Bachmann by saying the government choosing who gets care could easily also be said of insurance companies. Bash agreed that Bachmann took the typical Republican talking points about Obamacare “to a whole other level.”
Watch the video below, courtesy of CNN:
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