Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with Democrats, got some pushback from the hosts on "Fox and Friends" after denying that there should be any controversy over a recent admission by one of the architects of ObamaCare. 


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Jonathan Gruber, in a newly released video, appeared at a forum in which he conceded that passage of the law relied on a "lack of transparency" about tax increases needed to fund the new measures.

Gruber, an economist who helped craft the Affordable Care Act, implied that the administration was counting on the "stupidity" of American voters. 

When asked about the comments, King said he doesn't endorse them, but sees no "deep, dark conspiracy." He also questioned how relevant Grubman was in the process at the time.

Kimberly Guilfoyle countered by saying that Grubman helped write the law and is now saying they "weren't forthcoming with the CBO about taxes."

King answered that 40 years ago he had health insurance that caught cancer early and it saved his life. 

He accused Guilfoyle and Brian Kilmeade of being "cruel" and supporting Americans not having access to health insurance. 

"Oh my goodness," Kilmeade said, while Guilfoyle responded that they're not being cruel, but trying to get to the facts behind how ObamaCare was passed. 

Watch the spirited debate above.