“You are mandating people on Medicaid accept dying. You are making a mandate that will kill people,” the audience member said, before being drowned out by Labrador’s response.
“No one wants anybody to die,” Labrador said. “You know, that line is so indefensible. Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”
The line immediately drew audible outrage from the crowd, as well as ire from social media users.
Labrador was similarly booed for a comment he made last month that health care isn’t a “basic human right.”