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Pence: hold Clinton accountable for "lies" about Obamacare

Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 01:19

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence says presidential nominee Donald Trump will ''call a special session'' of Congress if needed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Saturday said that he and his running mate, presidential nominee Donald Trump, would call a special session of Congress if necessary in order to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Pence told a crowd of supporters in Michigan that premiums for the health insurance policies offered on the the exchange would be going up more than 16 percent in Michigan next year, and rattled off a list of what he said were "lies" told by supporters of the plan before it passed. He said Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was in the U.S. Senate when the bill was passed, and that she and President Obama should both be held accountable for the plan's problems. He also said the president had compared the plan to the Samsung Galaxy 7 cellphones that were withdrawn from the market due to problems with the batteries. Pence's comments came during the final weekend of campaigning in the presidential election. Both the Republican and Democratic nominees are crisscrossing the United States in hopes of convincing last-minute undecided voters and rallying their bases to turn out enthusiastically on Election Day. Opinion polls show Clinton still holds advantages in states that could be critical in deciding the election, but her lead has narrowed after a revelation a week ago that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was looking into a new trove of emails as part of its probe into her handling of classified information while she was secretary of state.

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Pence: hold Clinton accountable for "lies" about Obamacare

Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 01:19