Progressive Group Blitzes Republicans Gathered In Florida With ‘Let Him Die’ Moment
There’s a myriad of Republican events here this week, from aCPAC convention to a massive gathering of state GOP members to a nationally-televised presidential debate. And a group of progressives intent on preserving the 2010 health care law hopes to cast a pall over all of them with a reminder of an ugly moment from the last time the Republican candidates for president stopped off in the Sunshine State.
Protect Your Care, which has been keeping the fire burning on the “let him die” moment from the Sept. 12 tea party debate in Tampa, is turning the heat up to 11 with events and a new TV ad that will broadcast for the rest of the week in Orlando, including during Thursday’s Fox News debate.
The hard-hitting TV ad attacks the presidential contenders for their open courtship of the tea party, which Protect Your Care says is exemplified in the moment when the candidates “stood silent” while members of the audience cheered on the idea of letting an uninsured man die.