Fox host claims Republicans need to cut Medicaid because “it was going to people who didn't need it”

From the June 28 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): It's the senators that represent states where Medicaid is very, very popular in their states, and they don't want to vote for something that's going to cost or going to take Medicaid away from people who really rely on it.

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Sure. Absolutely, and that --

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): But it's not taking it away, as you know. They're increasing the spending 20 percent, but it's not the free money that we were throwing to all those states. We are $21 trillion in debt. The last president had no business throwing that money out there. 

EARHARDT: From what I understand though, it is taking Medicaid away, because what [White House counselor] Kellyanne Conway was saying is that you've given -- President Obama gave and gave and gave, and gave so many entitlements, and now Republicans, they're going to have to pull some of it back. Because it was going to people who didn't need it. 


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