Fireworks erupted on CNN’s “Crossfire” Tuesday night when Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican Party, and Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic Party debated ObamaCare.
The two haven’t conducted an interview, or debate together in over a year. The obvious topic of discussion was ObamaCare, with Reince Priebus highlighting the now-infamous broken promise made by the president and Demcorats regarding Americans being able to keep their health care coverage.
“Just wait until the employers start having the option of dropping the insurance coverage,” Priebus said, going on the attack underscoring how ”millions of people are (already) getting their insurance dropped.”
Wasserman-Shultz tried to redirect attention to the Republicans lack of an alternative, which she didn’t give Priebus a chance to lay out. “I have yet to hear, nor has anyone in the Republican Party said, what is the solution to ensuring that everyone in America has access to affordable health care?” she said.
But Wasserman-Shultz got stopped in her tracks when Priebus quipped, “my plan is to stop lying to the American people.” After a pause, Wasserman-Shultz responded, “You obviously do not understand how the health insurance system works.
“You’re the one that promised that people would keep their health insurance and you promised that people would keep their doctor, but it turns out that it’s not true — so maybe you are the one that needs to learn what the effects are of Obamacare and this health care system,” Priebus said.