Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) had some blunt words for a Republican lawmaker who made an outrageous claim about health care last week.
“Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care,” said Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), who voted for the American Health Care Act, aka Trumpcare.
Harris didn’t refer to Labrador by name during the interview with Pod Save America, a progressive podcast hosted by former aides to President Barack Obama.
But it was pretty clear whom she was referring to.
“This guy, this congressman, you might as well say, ‘People don’t starve because they don’t have food,’” Harris said during the interview with Pod Save America released Monday. “What the fuck is that?”
The interview was recorded Saturday in San Francisco in front of a live audience, which erupted in laughs and cheers as Harris had moments earlier stopped herself from saying “bullshit.”
Harris then turned serious, telling the progressives to work on voting out Republicans who supported the Obamacare repeal, focusing especially on GOP lawmakers in districts that went for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
Listen to the full interview here. It begins around 42:30.