In this video clip from Tuesday’s The Kelly File, Congressman Trey Gowdy and Megyn Kelly weigh in on MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber’s remarks on the deceit used to pass the Affordable Care Act and what he refers to as the “stupidity” of the American public. After this latest scandal broke both Gruber and the White House tried to walk things back by saying that he was speaking off the cuff. Kelly refuted this argument by showing another video where Gruber also demonstrated his contempt for the “stupid” public. It kind of makes one wonder when the professor will run out of cuffs. Kelly then played a clip from December, 2009 where then senator, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and strong Obamacare advocate Max Baucus referred to professor Gruber as a “credible and unbiased source.” It pains me to mention that professor, or should I say architect Gruber, was paid almost $400,000 by the White House (you and I) for his work on Obamacare.
Kelly brought on Congressman Trey Gowdy a Republican from South Carolina in the second half of the video. When asked his reaction to the Gruber affair he opened by saying: “I can’t get past the irony to get to the arrogance. The most ‘transparent’ administration since the continents shifted had to rely on artifice and deception to pass its signature piece of legislation. You can’t make that up. He had to lie to people, and then he justified it … So I can’t even get past the irony of that to get to the arrogance of him calling our fellow citizens stupid,” said Gowdy. He closed out his comments on this scandal by saying: “… So my fellow citizens have to keep in mind, fool me once, shame on you, ever fool me again, shame on us.”
Gowdy is chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi and Kelly did not miss this opportunity to ask him about the committee’s progress. He responded: “We have a very robust investigative plan that will kick off in December, and Megyn, I can tell you my goal was to have an investigation where witnesses who had never been talked to before felt comfortable coming forward because of the seriousness of our investigation and that is precisely what is happening. So it is not with a lot of fanfare, and there aren’t a lot of public hearings, but trust me when I tell you we are making tremendous progress.”