(CNN) - Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York, went on the offense while speaking with CNN's Rick Sanchez.
Telling Sanchez to "write this down," Weiner said Republicans do not want the health care overhaul to succeed, in part because "the health care industry is one of their biggest benefactors."
Pressed by Sanchez, Weiner allowed that Democrats also receive money from the health industry but held strong to his initial assertion. CNN Fact Check Desk wondered: Where does the money go?
Fact Check: Which party has received more money from the health care sector?
–According to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks money in politics, the health industry has given more to Democrats during the 2010 election cycle than to Republicans. The GOP has received $20,828,232, while Democrats have been given $29,087,790.
–The same was true for the 2008, 1992 and 1990 election cycles. In 2008, Democrats received about $14 million more than Republicans. In '90 and '92 Democrats got about $1 million more.
–But looking at the 20-year period from 1990-2010, Republicans received more from the health sector - over $100 million more in donations than Democrats.
While Weiner's claim is true when examining the past two decades, during the 2010, 2008, 1992 and 1990 election cycles Democrats received more in donations from the health sector than Republicans.