Tuesday night, Chris Hayes had a congressman on his show from one of only two states that would ever elect a dude named “Buddy” to public office, Representative Earl Leroy “Buddy” Carter of Georgia. Carter is, of course, a Republican, and Hayes wasted little time getting down to asking about the GOP healthcare proposition that would replace the Affordable Care Act. Prefacing his question with the fact that Trump promised during the campaign that “everybody” was going to have insurance, Chris asked him:
Can you guarantee that millions of people won’t lose health insurance under this plan?
Carter, reluctant to give an answer for fear that someone might hear it, deflected as best he could, giving Hayes platitudes about the bill:
What I can guarantee is that this plan will create more competition and more choices for people. It will empower them. It will rescue health care in our society.
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That’s not any kind of answer at all, and Chris Hayes didn’t let up. He asked again, and Carter still wouldn’t commit:
I cannot guarantee anything.
And no guarantees is all anyone ever expected of you, Representative Carter. Twitter was having none of it. Using the hashtag that fans of Hayes’ show communicate with while tweeting, the “#inners” (for the name of Hayes’ show, All In with Chris Hayes) let him have it:
I really don't see the point in putting on these talkers to sell their bullshit plan.It's terrible. Put on analysts not Congressmen. #inners
— Karoli (@Karoli) March 8, 2017
— Wallflower (@maybellinecat) March 8, 2017
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) March 8, 2017
— 🚨GOPHatesAmericans (@Cc77255381) March 8, 2017
— brentitude🐱❄ (@brentitude) March 8, 2017
Watch the entire exchange here: