|Rep. Kris Crawford|
The remark came during a discussion about ACA Medicaid expansion in South Carolina, and how Republicans would probably oppose the expansion on principle since President Obama supported it - even if it meant harming thousands of their constituents.
Part of the reason Crawford's remarks have resurfaced this week is the actual vote on the expansion he discussed several weeks back. As expected, the expansion failed after the vote split along party lines. And even though Crawford - who happens to be an emergency room doctor - originally supported the expansion that would help half a million South Carolina citizens, he ended up voting with his fellow Republicans against the legislation. I suppose it was just good politics.