Early Morning Swim: Rachel Maddow Takes Down Bart Stupak — “He’s Lying”
Rep. Bart Stupak, the pro-life Democrat from Michigan who has made legislative language over abortion funding a flashpoint in the debate over health care reform, is now facing a primary challenger from the left. Connie Saltonstall, a former Charlevoix County commissioner and retired businesswoman from Charlevoix, Mich. who announced her primary challenge Tuesday.
“The main issue is he was willing to sacrifice health care reform because of abortion funding,” Saltonstall told CNN. “He’s been my congressman for many years. I have compromised voting for him because of his position on choice. Health care and choice are two issues I am especially concerned about.”
It’s great that she’s challenging him, but she shouldn’t reinforce his lies. It’s not about abortion funding, because that’s not in the bill.
It’s about Bart Stupak.