WATCH: Warren Melts Down After Getting Laughed At!
During CNN’s first of two Democrat presidential debates on Tuesday, 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren scolded the audience for laughing at her when she once again brought up “Eddie”, a man with ALS.
Jake Tapper from CNN asked Sen. Warren to stop talking about Eddie – who is a friend of hers who she says has ALS and is dying – because she had exceeded her time and asked, “At the last debate you said you were quote ‘with Bernie on Medicare for all.’ Now Senator Sanders has said that people in the middle class will pay for more taxes to help pay for Medicare for all.”
“Though, that will be offset by the elimination of insurance premiums and other costs. Are you also quote ‘with Bernie on Medicare for all’ when it comes to raising taxes on middle-class Americans?” Tapper asked.
“So, giant corporations and billionaires are going to pay more. Middle-class families are going to pay less out of pocket for their healthcare,” Warren responded.
According to Fox News,
She said that he had good health insurance but it wasn’t enough for him to get the treatment he needs. But before she could finish her story, she was cut off by CNN moderator Jake Tapper who then asked her about whether she would raise taxes on the middle class to pay for it.
She answered that by saying billionaires and “giant corporations” would pay more, but middle class families would pay less out of pocket. She then tried to pull the topic back to her friend.
“And I’d like to finish talking about Eddie, the guy who has ALS,” she said. But that remark was met with some laughter from the audience — and possibly on stage as well.
“This isn’t funny,” she scolded. “This is somebody who has health insurance and is dying and every month he has $9,000 in medical bills that his insurance company won’t cover.”
She went on to talk about how his wife is spending hours on phones begging insurance companies to cover him, and how he begs “friends, family and strangers” for money.