Former spokesperson for Donald Trump, Katrina Pierson, is back on television as a representative of a pro-Trump super PAC running ads against Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) for not supporting Trumpcare. But her latest appearance on CNN's "AC360" pitted her against moderate Republican Ana Navarro, who works to get Republicans elected.
Pierson claimed that the reason that they ran the ad against Heller was because he held a press conference, attacked the bill and walked away from the negotiating table. Running the ad, she explained, brought him back to the table and thus it served its purpose.
Pierson said that for seven years Republicans have promised that if voters handed them the House, the Senate and the White House that they would repeal and replace Obamacare.
"Now is not the time to play games with Medicaid expansion or catering to a particular group or electorate," Pierson said. "This is about getting this horrible bill .... it's time for Republicans to do what they said they were going to do."
"Let me tell you what caving is!" Navarro cut in. "Caving is trying to force an elected official, who was elected by his people, to vote against his conscience, to vote against his principles and what thinks are the interest of his people that voted for him and do it by force instead of bringing him to the table and figuring out the solutions. It's not just Heller, there's a lot of Republican senators who don't want to vote for this for one reason or another. And mainly because it's not good for the people of their state. So, that is caving. Handing in your principles."
Pierson said that Heller ran on repealing and replacing Obamacare and railed against it's impact on Nevada.
"Isn't it more important long-term, Heller as a Republican, that Heller gets re-elected instead of a Democrat?" Cooper asked.
Pierson said that the Trump super PAC is thinking about more than just one seat and "we are talking about far more seats if they don't address it now, and that's the problem."
"When you've got a two-seat majority, one seat matters," Navarro closed.