GOP Doc Asks Pelosi: ‘Are you so arrogant … ignorant … incompetent?’

Mar 18, 2010 12:30pm

ABC’s Z. Byron Wolf reports: Democrats might have themselves a health reform bill, but Republicans have doctors – way more doctors in Congress, anyway, than Democrats. And they’re steamed. Eleven members of the Republican doctors railed against Democrats health reform plan this afternoon, demonstrating the increasingly heated and personal rhetoric surrounding the health reform bill. Here’s the most vitriolic: “I have three simple questions Ms Pelosi,” said Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga. “Are you so arrogant that you think you know what’s best for the American people? Are you so ignorant that you are oblivious to the wishes of the American people? And are you so incompetent that you are going to ignore the Constitution of the United States, use tricks, deceptions, bald faced lies to try to ram down the throat of the American people something that they do not want and is going to be absolutely worse for their healthcare?” Broun is a family doctor from Athens, who, according to his website, is “well-known for being Georgia’s only 100% house-call doctor.” The senators in the group pledged to hold health reform votes against House members and do their best to amend the bill in the Senate to force another vote in the House. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said he’d hold up the nomination House members who support the health reform bill should they be nominated to the Obama administration. He promised to try to root out goodies for them in upcoming appropriations bills.

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