On Monday's Piers Morgan Tonight, as he interviewed Rick Santorum, CNN host Morgan suggested that America needs more gun control, and pressed the GOP candidate on whether it is "caring" for him, "as a Christian," to undo ObamaCare if elected President. (Video below)
Early in the interview, the CNN host brought up the school shooting in Oakland, California, asserting that Republicans "run a mile from this debate" over gun laws, and suggested more gun control should be considered. After recounting the violence, Morgan posed:
It raises the whole issue again of gun law in America. I'm aware most Republican candidates run a mile from this debate, but, given the shear number of cases now of people getting access to firearms who simply shouldn't have them and who then go on to commit these kind of crimes, is it time for a big review of gun law in America?
Moments later, Morgan challenged Santorum on whether it would be "kind" and "caring" of him as a Christian to say to uninsured Americans that he would "throw that out so you guys don't get health care." The CNN host raised the issue of religion and health care:
Let's talk about health care for a moment. Here's a question for you. You are a Christian famously. You are a Catholic famously. You would consider yourself, I'm sure, because of your religious beliefs, to be a caring and kind man by nature. That would be what you would be perceived to be as a man who follows your faith as well as you do.
How could you be happy, from that position, in telling 30 million Americans who are now hoping and expected to be brought under health care cover in America when they couldn't have afforded it otherwise: You're not going to get it. That is going to be my position, my first act as President would be to throw that out so you guys don't get health care.
After Morgan was not satisfied with Santorum's answer, he raised the issue again:
I mean, that was a masterful political answer, but you didn't actually answer my question. What would you say, as a Christian, to 30 million people who are pretty impoverished - and that's why they've been brought into this health care cover by President Obama - what do you say to them? Look them in the eye and say, as a Christian, as a Catholic, "You can sling your hook, you're not going to get health cover."