As Rep. Dan Webster (R-Fla.) ran down the 40 votes he’s cast to defund Obamacare in a public meeting this week, Webster added: “I believe that Obamacare is bad for America … and so does the president.”
With that many constituents in the Winter Haven, Fla., town hall Thursday reacted with shock and outrage, with audience members exclaiming, “No he doesn’t!” “Tell the truth!” “So does the president? Please.” “Stop lying!”
Webster attempted to explain his reasoning, saying there have been many changes to the Affordable Care Act that the House and Senate have been passing, which Obama has been signing, but vocal audience members didn’t seem to be buying it.
Here’s raw video of the exchange, which begins at about the 1:30 mark:
Here’s another version of the exchange from farther back in the room; Webster’s key statement takes place at the 2-minute mark: