Pelosi: GOP Defunding ObamaCare 'Wolf in Wolf's Clothing'
On Sunday's State of the Union, responding to the GOP plans to derail Obamacare, Nancy Pelosi told Candy Crowley that the character of GOP members who planned to do so could be described as a “wolf in wolf’s clothing.”
Crowley asked, “Do you believe they really want to shut down the government because you know if you said to them, they would say, 'We think this is a disaster because it is hurting businesses, it is causing business to go from full-time jobs to part-time jobs so they can get out from under health care.'”
Pelosi replied, “It is an excuse, it is not a reason. It is an excuse, it is not a reason. Now, for the 42nd time this week they voted to defund one approach or another to defund the Affordable Care Act. They know its not going any place. Instead of spending the time of Congress to reach an agreement... Now, this is a wolf in wolf’s clothing. It’s two no’s do not make a Yes. “
Pelosi later added, ”For many of them, I call them legislative arsonists, they’re there to burn down what we should be building up..."
She described Obamacare thusly: “Overwhelmingly, for the American people, this is a liberation.”
She also said that she would never consider delaying a year-long delay for people signing up for health insurance in the marketplace, saying, “Absolutely, positively not.”