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SCOTT BROWN DISCUSSES NEW HAMPSHIRE SENATE RACE WITH BRET BAIER
Fox News: Special Report With Bret Baier
July 24, 2014
Click here to see Brown's answer on Obamacare and click here to see his answer on immigration. See a complete transcript of the answers below.
Scott Brown: Obamacare Is A Real Problem In New Hampshire
SCOTT BROWN: It’s the number one issue, but not only that the business mandate coming in after the election. You're finding with businesses and individuals that their rates have gone up, their coverages have gone down, their lines have gone longer, and their ability to get to their doctors and hospitals, their time to get there has gone longer. I can tell you countless families and businesses who are dramatically hurt by this, Obamacare, so it’s a real problem.
BAIER: In New Hampshire specifically is it more of an issue
BROWN: Yeah we only have one insurance carrier. When she was a governor, she actually changed the law, went from about 26 down to 1. So there's no competition, competition's an issue. And then also, 10 out of the 26 hopsitals are actually outside the network. So yeah, it's a huge issue, people are very very upset about it and they want the ability to hold those responsible accountable.
Scott Brown: Senator Shaheen Is Wrong On Immigration
JACK HEATH: Would you have liked to see the president gone to the border to get update and sort of firsthand on the ground see what’s going on?
SEN. SHAHEEN: You know, Jack, I'm not going to weigh into that. That's a partisan political debate that's happening right now. But I think what's important is that we have a humanitarian crisis on the border with children and families who are fleeing violence in primarily three Central American countries.
SEN. SHAHEEN: And its Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. And that's based on activity that's happening down there, gang activity, drugs activity. So we have immediate problem in trying to address that humanitarian crisis and trying to make sure that those children are taken care of and that we can reintegrate them back into the country where they came from because they have to comply with the law here.
HEATH: Do you think they should be returned then at some point?
SEN. SHAHEEN: I think unless there are -- unless they can show they are refugees from, in danger of immediate threat that, yes, they should be returned. But long-term, we need to fix our immigration system.
BROWN: She’s wrong on immigration. She wants these kids to stay. She’s in favor of the DREAM act, in favor of amnesty. Remember it’s the live free or die state. They want independent leadership where someone is not going to continue to chip away and tear away at our rights and freedoms.
BAIER: You said she wants them to stay?
BROWN: She absolutely wants them to stay.
BAIER: And what do you want?
BROWN: I believe they should be obviously cared for, secure, and they should be put back to their country of origin. We have a system, a mechanism if people are being persecuted that they can go through those channels. But here’s where the problem was, when the president said, oh, by the way, taking these DREAM act kids and putting them ahead of the millions of people who are following our laws and doing the right thing and basically said to the rest of the world, don't worry, just get your kids here and once they get here, they'll be okay. Sending that message out, she supported that effort.