Latest Fact-checks on Howard Dean Howard Dean stated on April 20, 2017 in a tweet: "Hate speech is not protected by the first amendment." Howard Dean stated on November 15, 2016 in an interview: Says Scott Walker left college "under an ethical cloud for having tried to fix" the election for student body president. Howard Dean stated on July 26, 2016 in in a speech at the Democratic National Convention: "Mike Pence voted against expanding the Children’s Health Insurance program, which Hillary helped to start." Howard Dean stated on August 12, 2015 in an interview on "Morning Joe": "There’s a tremendous other number of public officials who have done the same thing" as Hillary Clinton with a private email server. Howard Dean stated on November 12, 2010 in a KLRU interview: "Barack Obama's health care bill is nothing new. Mitt Romney signed one just like it four years before." Howard Dean stated on September 13, 2009 in remarks on NBC's Meet the Press: "Every other democracy in the world has a health care system that covers everybody, and we don't." Howard Dean stated on August 25, 2009 in an interview on the Rachel Maddow Show: "All the really great programs in American history, Social Security, was done without Republicans. Medicare was done without Republican support until the last vote where they realized they had to get on board." Howard Dean stated on August 9, 2009 in an appearance on ABC's "This Week": "There's no rationing in any of these bills." Howard Dean stated on January 7, 2009 in an interview on MSNBC's Hardball.: "The biggest job of the surgeon general is to translate health care and health care needs into plain English." Howard Dean stated on August 24, 2008 in a TV interview: Biden is "one of the least wealthy members of the U.S. Senate."