Shameless: Dems at Ebola hearing push debunked ‘funding cuts’ lie
Waxman, DeGette cite research funding lapses.
— Jeannie Baumann (@MedResJourno) October 16, 2014
During opening statements at today’s House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations hearing about the U.S. response to Ebola, Democrats on the committee already seem to have identified one of the culprits: Funding.
Democrat Rep. Diana DeGette of Colorado was first:
Rep. Degette pushes lack of funding of gov agencies as reason for no #Ebola vaccine. Will be a point pushed by Ds today.
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) October 16, 2014
Democrat claims that the problem exists because the GOP cut Ebola funding have been thoroughly debunked, but that didn’t stop California Rep. Henry Waxman from also blaming “funding cuts” for increasing the Ebola threat:
"We need to commit adequate funding to public health infrastructure." Rep Henry Waxman
— Beth Crispin (@iyamiyam) October 16, 2014
Waxman: We shouldn't point fingers, however…if funding hadn't been cut.
— AmericanPie (@diana_bowers) October 16, 2014
Welp. Congress holds a hearing on Ebola response & Waxman complains that the bad response is lack of funding. #IHATECONGRESS
— danedri (@danedri) October 16, 2014
"We have our share of responsibility for not funding #publichealth infrastructure" both in the US and Africa – Rep. Waxman
— Myra Donnelley (@myradonn) October 16, 2014
@FoxNews now waxman is blaming republicans for funding cuts. Total waste of time. Only our gov't can turn Ebola into a circus
— James J (@NY_2_Carolina) October 16, 2014
"We have our share of responsibility by not funding the infrastructure" —Waxman lectures committee at #Ebola hearing
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) October 16, 2014
— Ann Kane (@AnnKane1111) October 16, 2014
Waxman going on about CDC funding and sequestration. See these 'doctors' are all about that sweet government money. #ebola
— Culture of Truth (@Bobblespeak) October 16, 2014
#Ebola CDC Funding Tripled From 2001-2010.Stop with the political grand-standing,Waxman!
— Cheryl Jefferies (@CherylJ5) October 16, 2014
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