Nancy Pelosi claimed Thursday she didn’t know who ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber is, after several tapes surfaced showing him gloating about how the law was written to take advantage of the stupidity of the American voter.
Problem is, Gruber’s analysis of the law was cited extensively by her office back in 2009.
Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, tried to downplay Gruber’s role during a press conference on Thursday.
She claimed she doesn’t know who he is, and that he didn’t help write the law. “Let’s put him aside,” she said.
However, Gruber was involved in the process – as his newly surfaced remarks make clear – and his analysis indeed was cited by Pelosi’s office when she was House speaker in late 2009.
At the time, her office put out a “health insurance reform mythbuster” press release pointing to the work of “noted MIT health care economist Jonathan Gruber” in examining the House bill’s impact on premiums. They noted that Gruber found it “would result in lower premiums than under current law for the millions of Americans using the newly-established Health Insurance Exchange.”
Pelosi also mentioned Gruber during a press conference at the time.
Still, when the press release was brought to Pelosi’s office’s attention on Thursday, aides indicated she does not know him – as she does not know everyone they have cited on their website.
And her spokesman claimed Gruber was not technically a bill author. "We've cited the work of dozens upon dozens of economists over the years. As the Leader said today, Mr. Gruber played no role in drafting our bill," Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said.
Democrats have been putting some distance between themselves and Gruber after a series of recordings – mostly from 2012 and 2013 – have surfaced showing him bad-mouthing American voters.
No, no, no......she believes as the muslims do.........ok to tell lies if you get what you want! Just ask Hussein obama.
This phony is a liar and probably suffering from an onset of senility.
Not to mention recurring stupidity, inanity, vapidity and asininity.
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She Is shuch a Liar!!!!!
Obama AND Pelosi knew from the beginning, as did Johnathon Gruber, that the entire Obamacare fiasco was lied about to all of Americans, in order to ram it through, because they knew most people would have rejected it. Nancy Pelosi should be forced to reign for this deception to the entire Country to push Obama's Socialism against our will. The Supreme Court should rule against this now known deception and cause it's demise. Very soon, many Americans will be hit with large Obamacare rate hikes...........
Are the Dems' mouths moving? Well then, of course, they're lying! Just amazing what these people say. It's like they aren't aware of how video cameras work, and what you say is out there forEVER!
no doubt she did not hear of him, she was to busy washing the dirty feet of illegal's Hay, botox brain suck my toe.