Thursday, September 30, 2010

Advocates for autistic slam Angle

Sen. Harry Reid's supporters and advocates for the autistic Wednesday called on GOP challenger Sharron Angle to apologize for her remarks opposing government-mandated health insurance coverage for the developmental disorder.

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network, a Washington, D.C.-based group that led a Las Vegas news conference to denounce Angle, also launched a petition to support the apology request.

"I don't really know how or why her comments were made," said Bradley Anderson, a local 25-year-old with autism who spoke for the network. "But I'm here to ask that Mrs. Angle apologize."

Angle's autism remarks came last year at a Tea Party rally in Winnemucca. Democrats distributed the video. Like many Republicans, Angle believes government shouldn't require specific health insurance coverage, but instead let companies offer basic policies with add-ons to spur competition and cut costs.

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