A controversial professor who helped devise Obamacare will apologize to a House committee on Tuesday and attempt to walk back comments about the law’s passage that he says were “uninformed” and “offensive.”
“I would like to begin by apologizing sincerely for the offending comments that I made,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Jonathan Gruber will tell the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, according to an advance copy of his testimony obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
On Tuesday morning, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator Marilyn Tavenner will testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. As will Jonathan Gruber, the now notorious consultant, who, in leaked videos, claimed that a lack of transparency and the “stupidity of American voters” helped lawmakers pass the Affordable Care Act.
Talk about a dramatic entrance. When the St. Louis Rams took the field last Sunday, several teammates raised their hands, palms out. It was an act of solidarity with Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed last August in a struggle with a white police officer. Moments before his demise, it is said, Brown raised his hands and pleaded: “Don’t shoot.”
There is just one problem: It is not clear that Brown put his hands up.