It appears that MSNBC’s Ed Schultz now thinks he speaks for the Almighty. During his Wednesday broadcast, he claimed that God approves of Obamacare, the massive healthcare law that has caused millions to lose their health insurance coverage, the National Review reported Thursday.
“I’ll tell you what I think God thinks of the Affordable Care Act: it’s a big amen,” he said in response to a viewer’s question.
According to a post at Truth Revolt, the viewer wondered if Schultz would ask Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., what God thought of Obamacare, a reference to her comments in 2011 about feeling called to run for president in 2012.
The bombastic MSNBC host who once called Laura Ingraham a “right wing slut,” said that Bachmann would never do an interview with him, adding that he would ask about possible ethics violations connected with her 2012 presidential bid involving former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson, who left the Bachmann campaign to support Ron Paul.
“This is not the first time Schultz has harassed Bachmann for her belief in prayer and hearing from God,” Elisha Krauss wrote.
According to one report, 76 percent believe in the existence of God, and half of those say they have done something because God told them to.
“Schultz,” Andrew Johnson said at NRO, “has repeatedly claimed that Republicans are violating their spiritual values by opposing the expansion of welfare benefits.”
Schultz did not reveal how he determined that God would approve of Obamacare.
“Clearly he didn’t hear it from God himself,” Krauss added.
Video of Schultz’s statement can be seen here.