Old News? White House Dismisses New Questions About Gruber
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest dismissed the continuing criticism of the administration over the Jonathan Gruber videos.
The administration has tried to downplay Gruber's role in creating ObamaCare after he was caught on tape several times admitting that Democrats had to lie to make sure the law passed.
Over the weekend, President Obama downplayed Gruber's role in the creation of the Affordable Care Act, calling him "some adviser who never worked on our staff."
On Monday, a video from 2006 surfaced in which Obama said he had "stolen ideas liberally" from Gruber.
In his press briefing today, Earnest criticized the GOP for trying to rehash old political fights.
"My suspicion is they do so because it's easier to talk about six and eight year old videos than it is to talk about how smoothly the opening of the second open enrollment period has gone so far or to talk about the millions who have gotten health care as a result of the Affordable Care Act," said Earnest.
He also dismissed a former Obama adviser's statement earlier today that Gruber was seen as "the man" in the creation of ObamaCare.
Earnest on Steve Rattner's comments regarding Gruber: "I'm not sure the car czar would have a lot of insight on this." #ShotsFired
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) November 18, 2014