Jonathan Gruber Apologizes for Getting Caught Insulting the American People
Let’s be real here. Do you think this guy would have regretted anything if he hadn’t been caught on video multiple times calling the American people stupid? Please.
He went before congress today and was just so darned sorry. Fox News reported…
Gruber apologizes for ‘mean and insulting’ ObamaCare comments
MIT economist Jonathan Gruber tried to explain and even justify his controversial comments about ObamaCare during a profuse apology on Tuesday before a House committee — as Rep. Darrell Issa accused him of creating a false model as part of “a pattern of intentional misleading” to get ObamaCare passed.
Gruber, himself a well-paid consultant during the drafting of the law, was hammered by Republicans on the House oversight committee at his first appearance on Capitol Hill since videos of his remarks surfaced.
Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also came down hard on Marilyn Tavvener, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, who he has accused in the past of allegedly inflating enrollment numbers and “cooking the books.”
Issa told Gruber: “You made a series of troubling statements that were not only an insult to the American people, but revealed a pattern of intentional misleading [of] the public about the true impact and nature of ObamaCare.”
Check out this video from Legal Insurrection of Gruber getting grilled by Trey Gowdy…