Kamala Harris forced to clean up health insurance stance — again
By Quint Forgey
Kamala Harris found herself playing defense Friday morning after her high-flying debate performance the evening before — again forced to clean up her stance on private health insurance.
Harris and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders were the only two candidates of the 10 White House contenders on stage during Thursday night’s debate to raise their hands when asked by NBC News’ Lester Holt whether they would “abolish their private health insurance in favor of a government-run plan.”
But in interviews Friday, Harris insisted she misunderstood the moderator’s query.
“Once and for all, do you believe that private insurance should be eliminated in this country?” co-host Willie Geist asked Harris on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“No,” Harris replied, adding: “But the question was, ‘Would you give up your private insurance for that option?’ And I said yes.”
“Oh, I think you heard it differently than others, then,” Geist said…