Senators Tweet It Out Over 'Death Panels'

Specter accuses Grassley of spreading false info
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2009 4:12 PM CDT
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, answers a question from Sheryl Prather during a town meeting on health care reform Wednesday in Adel, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Steve Pope)
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(Newser) – Arlen Specter and Chuck Grassley engaged in a very 21st-century sniping match today, ABC's Jake Tapper reports. The 79-year-old Pennsylvania Democrat took to Twitter to accuse the 75-year-old Iowa Republican of spreading "myths about health care reform and imaginary ‘death panels.' " He was referring to comments Grassley made at a forum this week in Iowa. We "should not have a government run plan to decide when to pull the plug on grandma," Grassley said.

Moments after Specter's tweet, Grassley responded with one of his own. "Specter got it all wrong that I ever used words 'death boards,' " Grassley retorted. "So change ur last Tweet Arlen."