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Statement on Tea Party Audience Reaction to “Let the Uninsured Die”

For Immediate Release
Eddie Vale – eddie@protectyourcare.org

In response to last night’s Tea Party debate where audience members clapped and cheered to let someone without health insurance die, Protect Your Care Communications Director Eddie Vale released the following statement:

“Last night we got a disturbing view into the Tea Party’s extreme right-wing position on health care when members of the audience clapped and cheered the idea of letting someone without health insurance die.  Even worse, none of the Republican candidates on stage expressed a word of disapproval as the Tea Party audience literally clapped for blood.  This was a spectacle one would have expected back in the gladiatorial combat of ancient Rome, not at a presidential debate.

“This moment is a test of whether those who aspire to the office of the President of the United States have the leadership abilities to stand up to the extreme Tea Party elements that we saw on sickening display last night.  The Republican candidates should condemn the extreme and un-American value of letting people die, as should the Tea Party Express and other Tea Party organizations.”