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Health Care Reform / Opposition #969111

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 24, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The anger following the passage of the health care bill featured; details given about threats and vandalism aimed at Democrats, including Representatives Gabrielle Giffords, Louise Slaughter and Tom Perriello; scenes shown of vandalized offices. [Representative Steny HOYER†, SLAUGHTER – comment.] [Senators Jim WEBB†, Tom HARKIN†- criticize Republicans.] [Senator Judd GREGG†- says the arrogance is palpable.]

(White House: Savannah Guthrie) The political divide over how big government should be examined; scenes shown of a brick that smashed the door of a Democratic Party office and the note attached to it; former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s Twitter message quoted; scenes shown of a TEA Party protest, where demonstrators shouted insults at Congressmembers. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – speaks against threats and violence.] [Former Clinton speech writer Jeff SHESOL†- says during times of economic stress this argument always explodes.] [Former Alabama Constitutional Militia leader Mike VANDERBOEGH†- speaks of rifles pointed at the hearts of anyone who wants to be a tyrant.] [Former White House advisor Karl ROVE†- says people have been motivated to get involved in politics.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) The announcement from HHS that it will clarify rules on insurance coverage for children with pre-existing conditions noted.

Williams, Brian;
O’Donnell, Kelly;
Guthrie, Savannah

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