Outrageous WATCH: Dems LOL at Question on ObamaCare Premiums
Republicans are drawing attention to footage of three Minnesota Democrats laughing after a question from a constituent about ObamaCare.
“I thought the Affordable Care Act would save $2,500 per family,” a Minnesota resident asked at an event. “What happened?”
That drew laughter from the audience, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Reps. Tim Walz and Collin Peterson. None of the three appeared eager to take the mic and try to answer the question.
“I voted ‘no,’ so I’ll let these guys handle that,” Peterson joked. Walz made the only attempt.
“This health discussion has got to be broader, it’s got to point out where there are weaknesses and failures, it’s got to make sure we’re not leaving people behind or distorting the system. But don’t pretend there was some type of safe harbor before this where everything was just peachy keen," he said.
Steve Doocy noted that polls before ObamaCare was passed showed a large majority of Americans were satisfied with the health care system.
The GOP pounced after the clip made its way around blogs and social media.
"It's puzzling why Democrats would find it funny when they're finally called out on their broken promises. But I guess if I had to defend ObamaCare’s higher premiums and canceled plans every day until November, I would pass the microphone too," said Matt Gorman, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Watch the footage above, and the reaction from Fox and Friends.