U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin criticized her Republican challenger Paul Junge after he used the congresswoman’s mother as an example of the hurdle health care premiums create in terms of access to health care in the U.S. 

Slotkin, D-Holly, has often cited her mother’s case as one of the reasons she ran in 2018, noting that her mother did not have health insurance when she was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer.

But on Sunday, during the 8th Congressional District candidates’ second of three debates on WDIV-TV, Slotkin argued Junge had misrepresented her mother’s situation.

“With all due respect, if you’re going to talk about my mother’s case, then you shouldn’t talk about it without knowing anything about it,” Slotkin said.