Thiessen: 'Barack Obama Told the Same Lies as Jonathan Gruber'
Marc Thiessen joined Megyn Kelly on "The Kelly File" tonight to react to ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber's grilling on Capitol Hill.
During the hearing, Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) shared the very personal story of her husband's fatal heart attack, which occurred while they were both supposed to be covered by ObamaCare, but discovered they were not.
"I'm not telling you that my husband died because of ObamaCare," Lummis said. "But I am telling you that during the course of time that he was having tests by a physician and was told we were not covered by ObamaCare, he then decided not to have the last test the doctor asked him to have ... and the so-called 'glibness' that has been referenced today, has direct consequences for real American people, so get over your damn glibness."
Thiessen said that reinforces that the lies behind ObamaCare have real consequences for real people.
"[Gruber] said he was sorry, and I'm sure he's plenty sorry. He's sorry that his reputation is in tatters," Thiessen said.
He noted there are seven videos out of Gruber boasting about the stupidity of the American people and how they took advantage of that stupidity to pass the ObamaCare law.
"One video is a mistake. Seven videos is a mindset," Thiessen stated.
He added that it's not just about Gruber, it's about the president, too.
"Barack Obama told the same lies as Jonathan Gruber. That's really the issue here. Nobody cares about Jonathan Gruber. He's a now-washed-up MIT professor who's never going to get a government contract again," Thiessen said.
He pointed out that Obama said over and over again the individual mandate is not a tax, and then sent his solicitor general to the Supreme Court to argue that it was.
"Where's Barack Obama's apology? I'd like to see Barack Obama come out and say, 'I'm sorry for my glib and inaccurate comments.'"
"Why doesn't the president of the United States apologize to us?"
Watch the clip above.