As Sharron Angle greeted supporters at Stoney’s Restaurant in Las Vegas, 8 News NOW Reporter Nathan Baca approached her to ask about her Social Security plan.
Her website calls for “transitioning out” Social Security and Medicare.
“Why do you want to eliminate (Social Security) for younger folks, because your plan calls for transitioning out,” Baca asked.
“You believe the Harry Reid lie,” Angle replied.
When asked to define “transitioning out”, Angle said, “Transition into a personalized account… personalized Social Security accounts that they can’t raid.”
The stock market, Baca countered, almost crashed in 2008, meaning millions of seniors would have had their savings accounts wiped out.
Angle replied, “Now, you’re putting words into my mouth from Harry Reid. I want you to be very clear on this. I’m here to save Social Security… Harry Reid is here to bankrupt Social Security.”
Baca then asked Angle about her quote calling for the elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency. “Why do you want to eliminate the EPA when we’re in our worst environmental disaster in this country,” Baca asked.
And of course, there’s video: