Courtesy of HuffPo:
Constituents at a Florida town hall that Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) hosted erupted when another Republican official made the long-debunked claim that Americans are subject to so-called death panels under the Affordable Care Act.
Bill Akins, the secretary of the Republican Party of Pasco County, made the claim during the town hall on Saturday.
“Here’s the problem I have with the affordable healthcare act. Number one, there is a provision in there that anyone over the age of 74 has to go before what is effectively a death panel,” he said, prompting immediate screams and boos from the audience. “Yes they do, yes they do, it’s in there folks.”
Akins went on to label the audience childish for calling him out on the lie. “OK children, all right children,” he said.
I can't believe he called them children.
You just KNOW that will be showing up in political ads in 2018, and probably 2020 as well.
And for him to resurrect Sarah Palin's 2009 Lie of the Year, is simply unconscionable.
Clearly this is a well informed audience, and they simply were not going to allow these assholes to lie to them anymore.
Republicans being fact checked and called out on their lies in real time. Whatever will they do?