Louie Gohmert: Gruber Called Democrats ‘Stupid,’ Not Republicans

Louie Gohmert: Gruber Called Democrats ‘Stupid,’ Not Republicans

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert said on the House floor this week that Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber was calling Democrats — not Republicans — stupid for voting for the healthcare bill. 

Controversy engulfed Gruber earlier this year after videos surfaced showing him bragging about fooling “stupid” American voters with regards to ObamaCare’s cost.  He was quoted as saying, “A lack of transparency is a huge political advantage — call it the ‘stupidity of the American voter’ or whatever.”

“A lot of my Republican friends have been upset by the comments of Jonathan Gruber,” Gohmert stated. 

He continued, “I say to my Republican colleagues, ‘Chill out, don’t worry.’ Not a single Republican voted for that bill, not a single Republican in the Senate voted for that bill. He wasn’t talking about Republicans. He wasn’t talking about the Democrats, Independents, and Republicans who voted for Republicans to come to the House or the Senate.”

“He was talking about the people he was paid millions by to work on Obamacare,” the Texas Congressman concluded. “That’s right, he called the Democrats stupid. He wasn’t talking about Republicans, he knew we were smarter than that.”

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