On Monday, the seven GOP candidates for the Sixth District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives squared off for the third time, this time in a forum produced by talk-radio station WERC and held at Hoover High School. Most of the questions were asked by HHS students.
“It’s hard to drive a car with a windmill on top. It doesn’t work well under overpasses,” he quipped.
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was mentioned prominently. Will Brooke, an executive with Harbert Corporation who’s gained fame for a video where he shot holes in a copy of the law, pushed his conservative views and business experience. Dr. Chad Mathis, a surgeon from Indian Springs Village, spoke of his plan to replace Obamacare, while businessman Tom Vignuelle of Pelham described how the act had directly affected his company and his family with greatly-increased insurance premiums.
“So are you basically saying that you’re not going to answer any questions here, or give us any specifics, because you want Congress to be fixed first?” Brandon asked as a follow-up to a student’s question.