Thomas Roberts has thrown off the gloves over at MSNBC. Last week, he gave Reince Priebus a run for his money on his daily show. Today, he upped the ante with Tennessee House Rep, Marsha Blackburn (R).
Roberts interviewed Blackburn after Speaker Boehner came out and said they would push back on any legislation from the Senate that did not include significant modifications from the Affordable Care Act.
Roberts began by dropping this,
“Do you hate Obamacare more than you love your country?”
“I think that comments like that, that you are making, are just incredibly inappropriate.”
Roberts did not leave it there,
“You don’t think it’s incredibly inappropriate to shut down our government and take all the hostages of Americans that you’ve taken?” Roberts pressed. “No, no, no. It’s not inappropriate because you’ve taken the government hostage through a shutdown. And all the American people, you’re now walking them to a cliff, the economy, and you’re going to push them over, one by one, based on the fact that you don’t like the ACA. That’s all it is.”
Whatever you may think or Roberts demeanor, it’s clear he has made a concerted decision not to be a bland anchor. And how.
See the full interview below.