Video Contradicts Pelosi's Claim That She Doesn't Know Gruber
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed Thursday she doesn't know Jonathan Gruber, one of the architects of ObamaCare who admitted that the administration was deceptive about the law.
Gruber appears in three videos that were uncovered this week, pointing to the "stupidity of the American voter" as being key to getting the bill passed.
“I don’t know who he is. He didn’t help write our bill,” Pelosi said today at a weekly briefing with reporters, disputing that Gruber was involved with the creation of the law.
Pelosi's claim, however, appears to be contradicted by the fact that she touted Gruber's analysis of the bill in November of 2009.
In the video above from "The Real Story," Pelosi says, "Our bill brings down rates. I don't know if you have seen Jonathan Gruber of MIT's analysis of what the comparison is to the status quo..."
A 2012 report in the New York Times referred to Gruber as having "helped the administration put together the basic principles" of the legislation.
Gretchen Carlson analyzed the new developments with Stephen Hayes, who said the whole situation is "embarrassing" for Pelosi and the White House.
Hayes then slammed the media for failing to cover the Gruber videos, arguing that a few new reports don't even focus on whether the administration knowingly lied.
He pointed to a new Washington Post report that covered the Gruber remarks with a headline about Republicans' "vitriol" about ObamaCare.
And he said the New York Times has only published a "rationalization of Gruber's deception" last night, while the news networks have "taken a pass."
Watch the full discussion and Pelosi comments above.