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Congressman Buddy Carter voices frustration over failed health care vote in live interview

(Source: MSNBC) (Source: MSNBC)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTOC) -

Congressman Buddy Carter is speaking out about the failed health care vote.

This comes after President Donald Trump criticized Senator Lisa Murkowski's no vote saying he thinks it was perfectly fair.

When asked what he thought about the president going after Murkowski for her no vote during a live television interview with MSNBC, Carter did not hold back his frustration. 

Carter goes on to say that he serves on the health care subcommittee. He said they met for 27 hours to come up with the American Health Care Act and he wants to see it pass.

GA CD-01 Candidate Lisa Ring is speaking out on Carter's statement against Senator Murkowski, and says it is unacceptable.

Congressman Carter losing his composure. Suggesting violence is acceptable against members of the US Senate who are advocating for basic protections in health care is not only unacceptable, it's a threat to the very fabric of how our Republic works and shows Carter to be a bully rather than a legislator. That Carter would rather talk about beating those who disagree with him than doing the real work of Congress does not reflect the real people working hard to make a living in the 1st District. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to take on Buddy Carter. The families of Georgia's 1st district are ready for change, and a Congresswoman who believes in lifting up women, supporting universal health care, and raising wages. We have serious issues to address for Georgia, and Congressman Carter is not a serious person. - GA CD-01 Candidate Lisa Ring

Ring, who is a democrat and military spouse, is running against Carter for the 1st District of Georgia seat, which Carter currently holds. Also vying for the 1st District seat is veteran and small business owner, Steve Jarvis, who created a Facebook event saying he will make his campaign entry official Thursday at noon in Johnson Square.

The candidates will face off in a Primary in May, and the General Election will be Nov. 6, 2018.

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