Tea Partiers Shout Down Woman Who Lost Unborn Granddaughter And Falsely Claim She’s Lying
Chicago reporter Kristen McQueary researched claims that a family saying they lost their grandchild and daughter-in-law because of lack of heath care insurance were not telling the truth.
The family, Dan and Midge Hough, of Chicago, spoke in favor of health care reform and in support of U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-3rd) at a Nov. 14 town hall meeting in Oak Lawn.
Their daughter-in-law, Jenny, and an unborn grandchild died recently due in part, they believe, to a lack of health insurance. They said Jenny was not receiving regular prenatal care and ended up in an emergency room with double pneumonia that developed into septic shock. Her baby died in the womb, and Jenny died a few weeks later, leaving behind a husband and a 2-year-old daughter.
Catherina Wojtowicz, of Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community, an organizer for a Tea Party splinter group, Chicago Tea Party Patriots, falsely claimed that the Houghs fabricated their story. In an e-mail, she called them operatives of President Barack Obama who “go from event to event and (cry) the same story.”
When the family spoke at the November 14 event they were shouted down and ridiculed. (h/t Crooks and Liars)
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