Jonathan Gruber faced a House panel this morning after the ObamaCare architect was caught on tape several times declaring the "stupidity of the American voter" when it came to understanding the law.

Gruber, an MIT professor, said multiple times that the Obama administration could not be truthful about what was in the Affordable Care Act before it passed.

In his opening statement, Gruber admitted that his remarks showed "arrogance," but do not show that the health care law is flawed.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, then directed the first questions to Gruber. 

Bringing up the movie "Forrest Gump," he asked Gruber point blank whether he is stupid. 

"Mr. Gruber, I've been accused that I'm going to berate you or something and I hope that you won't feel that way when I get done. But the night before last I was at the Kennedy Center Honors where they honored Tom Hanks, famously 'Forrest Gump,' the ultimate in successful stupid man. Are you stupid?" Issa asked.

Gruber answered no, agreeing that he is a smart man who made some very stupid comments.

Watch the exchange above.


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