GOP Senator Too Embarrassed to Answer Health Care Repeal Bill Question on MSNBC

Media

Host Katy Tur tried valiantly to get Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) to answer a straightforward question about the Graham-Cassidy bill during an interview on MSNBC. She wanted to know if people with pre-existing conditions in Wyoming would still be able to afford insurance.


Barrasso knows the cost will skyrocket, so he tried to wiggle out of answering.

“The costs have gone up almost already gone up on Obamacare, Katy, so much that people can’t afford it,” Barrasso said in a non-answer. After some crosstalk, Tur made it clear she wasn't interested in deflection.

"I’m trying to get you to answer the question that I asked,” she said. 

Tur later restated the question, which Barrasso again refused to answer. “That’s not what I asked, senator,” the irritated host responded.

Watch the exchange below.

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}
@2022 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. - "Poynter" fonts provided by fontsempire.com.