1Another CNN Debate Where Questions Were Supplied
After CNN’s Obamacare debate between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), speculation abounds about a question from a member of the audience found to be reading from a paper marked “your question.”
Carol Hardaway, who said she got coverage thanks to Medicaid expansion under Obamacare, confronted Cruz with the following question:
“I have Multiple Sclerosis, but could not afford insurance. Without the treatment of medications I need, I had problems with walking, my speech, and my vision. When the Affordable Care Act was passed, I moved from our home in Texas because they refused to expand medicaid, to Maryland. And in two weeks, I started to receive treatments through medicaid, and I’m well enough to work as a substitute teacher. Senator Cruz, can you promise me that you and the Republican leaders in Congress will actually have a replacement plan in place for people like me who depend on their medicaid. In other words, I like my coverage. Can I keep it?”
The Header indicates a “Gmail” printout, the subject line says “Your Question” implying that she was supplied with the question.
The paper led to some internet-fueled theories and claims of “fake news,” but nothing concrete. Some even accused CNN of giving her the question. What is still very much lacking are facts and evidence that any group planted the question.
Additionally, Cruz’s awkwardly phrased response to the question also made some waves.
”Congratulations on dealing with MS, it’s a terrible disease and congratulations on your struggles dealing with it,” Cruz said.
As you may recall, CNN allegedly furnished HILLARY Clinton with debate questions previously. I wonder why CNN is always associated with stories like this??