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Gruber Won’t Stand By WaPo Quotation in Own Book

Gruber Won’t Stand By WaPo Quotation in Own Book


Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber refused to stand by a quotation describing him as “possibly the [Democratic] Party’s most influential healthcare expert” that he put in his own book on Tuesday.

Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) read a passage from Gruber’s book “was a key architect of Massachusetts’ ambitious healthcare reform effort and consulted extensively with [the] Obama administration and Congress during the development of the Affordable Care Act, the Washington Post called him ‘possibly the [Democratic] Party’s most influential healthcare expert'” which Gruber agreed was in his book, and said he would stand by it, except for the Post‘s statement that he was the Democrats’ “most influential healthcare expert.”

When Issa asked why he would put a statement in his book that he wouldn’t stand by, Gruber told him “it was a flattering quote to me and I put it in my book, but it’s their definition, not mine.” Issa concluded by saying “we’ll let the Washington Post‘s credibility speak for itself”

(h/t Daily Surge)

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