In effort to explain to Labrador that the Affordable Care Act is a law that has been passed and ratified by the Supreme Court and should therefore not be the point of contention as it relates to funding the government, Cooper got a bit exasperated.
Then it got testy.
Labrador: “All of a sudden, just because you don’t like the fact that the Republicans are in control of the House of Representatives, you want to make sure that the Republicans actually pass the Democrat’s-”
Cooper (interrupting): “I don’t have a stake in this! “This is the way it works in journalism. When you’re not on Fox News, you get contentious interviews. When you’re not on MSNBC and a liberal, you get contentious interviews. My job is to ask you questions that are different than you think, just as my next guest, who’s a Democrat, I’m gonna ask the same kinds of questions that pushes back on their positions. That’s what a journalist does!”
So Raul Labrador, now you know.