Monday, September 12, 2016

Diane Black on Hillary Clinton’s health concerns and on Clinton’s ‘basket of deplorables’ comment

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) made her debut appearance on a major Sunday show this weekend, appearing on CNN’s State of the Union to discuss why Hillary Clinton is unfit to be Commander in Chief. A partial transcript of Black’s comments is provided below. To watch video highlights of Congressman Black’s appearance, click HERE.

On Hillary Clinton’s health concerns:

“I’m a nurse and I don’t want to speculate what went on with Hillary Clinton, we don’t know – that’s up to the physicians to determine. But what I will say is that I’m concerned about her policies on healthcare. I look at my own state of Tennessee and the Affordable Care Act is just imploding there. 63 percent will be the rise in premiums there in the state of Tennessee. We lost our co-op.  25,000 people lost their insurance in one day. I’m more concerned about what she’s saying about healthcare that is true healthcare for our nation and in particular for my state … I think, as has already been said, it’s probably legitimate to ask ‘what is her health?’ and I think she has to be honest with the American people whether she is healthy enough to serve the country.”

On Clinton’s ‘basket of deplorables’ comment:
“I don’t care what the title is – whether it’s a Republican or a Democrat - I don’t want my Presidential candidates putting people in baskets . . . I think it is deplorable for someone running for President to start out by saying ‘By the way, if you don’t agree with me, you’re a bigot or you’re a racist’ and that’s what she’s saying. I’m insulted by that, and I think the American people will be insulted by that . . . I think for a Presidential candidate, they need to get away from this calling names on both sides.”

Black endorsed Presidential candidate Donald Trump in May and recently met with Donald Trump Jr. during a visit to Nashville to discuss the importance of maintaining Republican Congressional majorities and defeating Hillary Clinton this November.

To see the full-length CNN panel segments featuring Rep. Black, click here and here.

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