MSNBC Anchor to GOP Rep.: ‘Do You Hate Obamacare More Than You Love Your Country?’

by Andrew Johnson

MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts ignited a tense back-and-forth when he asked Representative Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) a surprising question about the issues surrounding the ongoing government: “Do you hate Obamacare more than you love your country?”

A taken aback Blackburn fired back, calling Roberts’s question “incredibly inappropriate.” Roberts accused Blackburn and Republicans of taking the federal government hostage in an effort to address elements of Obamacare.

“Listen to yourself,” she responded. “Just listen to the way you’re sounding. My goodness — we didn’t want a government shutdown, we don’t want a government default.”