Issa to Gruber: ‘Are You Stupid?’ [VIDEO]

Patrick Howley Political Reporter
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WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa asked Jonathan Gruber if he is stupid at a Capitol Hill hearing Tuesday morning.

“Are you stupid?” Issa asked Gruber, the infamous Obamacare architect that called the American people stupid and detailed the deceptions that went into the writing of the health care law.

“No, I don’t think so,” Gruber replied.

Gruber read a statement apologizing for his comments in various public speeches.

“I made uninformed and glib comments,” Gruber said in his statement. “I’m not an expert on politics…in other cases I simply made mean and insulting comments…it’s never appropriate to make oneself seem more important or smarter by demeaning others…I’m sorry.

“My own inexcusable arrogance is not a flaw in the Affordable Care Act,” Gruber said. “I hope the country can move past the distraction of my misguided comments.

“I behaved badly,” Gruber said.

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