On CNN’s Crossfire, Bernie Sanders and David Vitter squared off about the “Vitter Amendment,” which would take away heal care subsidies for congressional staffers who, due to Republicans’ insistence that Congress “go on Obamacare,” were shunted into the Exchanges.
Vitter was called out by the show’s host for the fact that his concern for the uninsured is as nonexistent as voters’ concern for his love of hookers…except when he can conveniently use cancellation notices in an attack on the ACA, of course.
Sanders followed up with an epic condemnation of the blackness of David Vitter’s shriveled soul. Of Vitter’s unwillingness to expand Medicaid to 200,000 (estimated) Louisianans who are eligible, Bernie told him:
“…20 percent of your people are living in poverty, about 20 percent of the people in Louisiana have no health insurance at all, and when you vote against the Affordable Care Act, what you’re telling those people is that they are not going to get health insurance. As you well know, your state — I gather you— has rejected that Medicaid should be expanded, and other Republican governors have done the same. So, it seems to me, that when you have people who are working really hard and trying to make a living, who desperately need health insurance, and when the Affordable Care Act said that we are going to expand Medicaid, you and others are saying ‘No, no, no, it’s okay for over 200,000 people in Louisiana not to take it,’ and I think that’s wrong!
Watch Bernie put Mr. Vitter in his place: