Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) acknowledged on Sunday that the claims he made two weeks ago -- that Democratic health care legislation would allow the government to "pull the plug on grandma" -- did not reflect the language of the bills.
In an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation," the Iowa Republican admitted that the current legislation being considered by Congress didn't include the infamous death panel provision that would allow the government to determine who should live or die.
"I know the Pelosi bill doesn't intend to do that," said Grassley. "It won't do that," he added later.
Grassley's admission concludes several weeks of speculation as to why the senator, one of three key Republicans negotiating a bipartisan health care bill, would latch on to the infamous myth
NO DEATH PANELS, EVER! What say you death panel pushers?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:30 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:32 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:34 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
and yet you claim to never solely focus on republican shortcomings.....look over the past 20 or so of your political posts....you'll soon see a trend................lollololololololo
umm, when have YOU posted something that was "bi-partisan"? I HAVE posted negatives about dems, specifically about John Edwards and also a fact based myths and facts about health care reform, thats stated myths on BOTH sides
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:36 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
so.....youtube is a credible source all of a sudden....didn't get the memo!
Face the Nation is and that is where he made these statements
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:37 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:53 PM on Aug. 23, 2009