Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) appeared to temporarily lose his cool while taking a question from a concerned woman at a town hall event last week who asked why the GOP senator voted seven times to repeal a health care law that was literally saving her life.
Progress Iowa shared a video of the confrontation and an interview with the unidentified voter who says she suffers from a pre-existing condition.
The video shows the woman attempting to get Grassley to answer why he voted so many times to repeal the Affordable Care Act and what he would do to ensure she could stay alive if repealed.
What is your plan for “those of us with pre-existing conditions, people who are on their parents’ insurance, and again, people like myself who need life-guaranteeing medication?” the woman asked Grassley.
“We could lose our insurance and I’d probably be dead in two months,” she added.
Grassley began by giving a long-winded response to court challenges to the law before the woman interjected, asking specifically what he wanted to do.
“You voted seven times to repeal it. Why? What are you going to do for people on the ACA?” she again asked.
“Well, first of all, it’s not going to get repealed,” Grassley said.
Not satisfied with Grassley’s answer, she again tried to get the senator to explain what his party’s plans would be to save her in the event the law is repealed.
The senator leaned down toward the woman and appeared to temporarily “lose his patience” with her, as some on social media pointed out.
“So what are you worried about?” he asked the woman.
STOP what you’re doing and watch @ChuckGrassley lose his patience with a woman who asks him about her pre-existing conditions. Watch this. WATCH THIS VIDEO. ESPECIALLY THOSE OF YOU WHO BELIEVE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CARES ABOUT THEM. https://t.co/prfOfFqnCD
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 26, 2019