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Republican Lawmaker Won't Answer If All Americans Are Entitled To Eat

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Representative Adrian Smith (R-NE) was unwilling to directly answer if all Americans are entitled to eat when directly asked this question on NPR.

1Q. NPR Host Scott Simon: “Well, let me ask you this bluntly – is every American entitled to eat?”

1A. Representative Adrian Smith (R-NE): “Well, they – nutrition, obviously, we know is very important. And I would hope that we can look to…”

2Q. NPR Host Scott Simon: “Well, not just important, it’s essential for life. Is every American entitled to eat?”

2A. Representative Adrian Smith (R-NE): “It is essential. It is essential.”

3Q. NPR Host Scott Simon: “So is every American entitled to eat, and is food stamps something that ought to be that ultimate guarantor?”

3A. Representative Adrian Smith (R-NE): “I think that we know that, given the necessity of nutrition, there could be a number of ways that we could address that.”

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