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MSNBC Anchor To GOP Rep: "Do You Hate Obamacare More Than You Love Your Country?"

THOMAS ROBERTS, MSNBC: Congressman, let me ask you, when it comes to Obamacare, do you hate Obamacare more than you love your country?

REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: I’ve got to tell you something. I think that comments like that that you are making are just incredibly inappropriate. What we have to realize --

ROBERTS: You don't think it's incredibly inappropriate to shut down our government and take all the hostages of Americans that you've taken? No, no, no, it's not inappropriate because you took the government hostage through the shutdown and all the American people, you're now walking them to a cliff, the economy, and you're going to push them over one by one based on the fact that you don't like the ACA. That’s all it is. You don't like the Affordable Care Act.

BLACKBURN: Listen to yourself. Listen to yourself. We didn’t want a government shutdown. Just listen to the way you're sounding, my goodness. We didn't want a government shutdown. We don't want a government default.

ROBERTS: Really? Because on August 6 at the economic club of Nashville -- On August 6 at the economic club of Nashville you said, “Everything we can do whether it's defunding, delaying, repealing, replacing, all of our energy needs to be every one of those efforts. I applaud ted Cruz for getting out there and bringing this to the forefront.” Did you not say that?

BLACKBURN Those are comments that I did make to the economic club, and let me tell you why.

ROBERTS: So you have been planning a shutdown since August.

BLACKBURN: No, not at all. Not at all. What you are doing is so inappropriate. We didn't want a shutdown. What we want to do is solve problems.

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