Today on MSNBC, anchor Thomas Roberts interviewed RNC Chair, Reince Priebus about the government shutdown, questioning the GOP’s decision to tie government funding to the delay of the Affordable Care Act.
It didn’t take long for things to get heated, and even personal.
Roberts: “Why do we need to attach the solutions or changes that go along with the law that has been vetted by the Supreme Court, by a mandate by the people reelecting the president and both houses of Congress,” Roberts asked. “Why should that be attached to to shutting down the government and as the president is saying basically writing a ransom note and asking for some type of goody bag in response for Congress doing its job to govern?”
Priebus: “Those are some pretty good talking points.”
Roberts: “They’re not talking points (referencing a speech President Obama had just given beforehand. “That’s directly from what the president just gave us.”
Priebus: “I think you should apply for a job in the Obama administration.”
Roberts: “No, I’ll come work for you guys and help you sort out what’s going on because your message is befuddled.”
Kudos to Roberts for not letting himself be walked over.
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