Vermont State Senate Minority Leader Joe Benning (R) called for the state to terminate its contract with Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber on Tuesday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel.
“We actually have a saying here in Vermont that Vermont is what America was and we demand two things from those who are elected or appointed to official positions, one is transparency, and the other is respect. And when we don’t get those things from people, we tend to get a little ornery and respond in kind. And at this point this man has lost both the respect and transparency aura that is necessary to advance this size of a piece of social engineering” he stated.
While Benning said he did not know how much support his plan had and that it was opposed by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D), he did express some optimism, reporting “we’re actually having a caucus in my Senate tomorrow morning to have a conversation about this. I don’t know what the result of that will be. But three of my colleagues from the House have actually sent a letter to the governor asking that he terminate the contract immediately, one other senator, Senator Kevin Mullin (R) and I, we have joined publicly to ask the contract be terminated.”
Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett