Perry ‘Taken Aback’ By Debate Crowd Cheering For Death

At last night’s GOP debate, when moderator Wolf Blitzer asked the candidates if a hypothetical 30-year-old without health insurance should be left to die, some members of the Tea Party crowd shouted “yes!” and “let him die!” Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) told MSNBC today that he was “taken aback” by this reaction, saying, “The fact is, we’re the party of life. We ought to be coming up with ways to save lives.” However, Perry quickly pivoted to defending the last time the crowd at a GOP debate cheered death, when they applauded Perry’s prodigious use of the death penalty at the last debate. Watch it:

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