During an appearance on MSNBC, host Thomas Roberts blasted Republican National Committee Chairman, Reince Priebus, for he and his party’s role in the government shutdown.
Roberts asked Priebus,
“Why do we need to attach the solutions or changes that go along with the law, that has been vetted by the Supreme Court, by a mandate by the people re-electing the President and both houses of Congress, why should that be attached to shutting down the government, and as the President is saying, basically writing a ransom note and asking for some type of goody bag in response for Congress doing its job to govern?”
Priebus’ pathetic response?
“Those are some pretty good talking points.”
“They’re not talking points,” Roberts shot back.
A noticeably frustrated Priebus responded, “It sounds like I’m debating the chairman of the DNC here, Thomas. Okay, that’s fine. I’m happy to debate you.”
Roberts took the opportunity to really hammer his point home, saying,
“No, no, no. These are not talking points. This is specifically about what’s going on right now in Washington, D.C. and why they have to associate the health care law with running our government. Why not just do a clean CR and get the government back up and running and then take to task, which some Republicans want to do, and then take to task ACA?”
A flustered Priebus offered a slew of excuses, none of which are worth mentioning.