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.
"Let's put him aside?" Oh sure, if you say so, Dimwit! How about you be put aside. That would be more appropriate.
Evil witch!!!!!!!!!! TREATOR
The Truth has never been one of Nutty Nan's or the Democrat's long suits as exemplified by her latest public statements. The woman continues to sound like she is on a trip fueled by Prozac and weed. What is really scary, is knowing that she was Speaker of The House.......genuinely creepy.
no. no. no that's an elephant never forgets. Donkeys are just good at being jackasses!!!
Just a demonRAT being a demonRAT.
Multiple choice question about Pelosi's statement about Gruber (see below)
A] Dementia B] Selective Memory C] Lying Democrat D] All the above
Correct Answer: D All the above
I will have to go with: D, all of the above.
Must be something in the water in Old San Francisco, or she would never got elected! Do you think she's Just an old lier come home to roost in the House!!!
SHE IS A LUNATIC AND NEEDS TO BE BOUNCED OUT OF OFFICE....!!
AWWWWW y'all are being too hard on Nancy.....she can't help it if she has dementia, or alzheimer's. Those kind of things happen when you've been drinking the tainted kool-aid as long as she has. ;o))