GOP Rep: Obama Going For Nobel Prize In ‘Fiction’ On Obamacare

AP

President Barack Obama is shooting for a Nobel Prize in “fiction” by misleading Americans about the Affordable Care Act, according to one GOP congressman.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), a member of the House Oversight Committee, told Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Monday that Obama misled Americans by telling them to apply for insurance by mail rather than through the law’s glitchy web portal when applications from both get stuck in the same queue. 

“The president already has a Nobel Prize for peace,” Gowdy said. “I think he’s shooting for one in fiction.” 

Kelly then asked Gowdy why he thought the President couldn’t admit he broke his now-infamous “if you like your plan, you can keep it” promise. Obama defended that promise earlier Monday at an Organizing for Action event, asserting that what he said was “you could keep [your plan] if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed.”

“I could have sworn he said ‘period’ at the end of that statement and now he’s added a rather lengthy footnote,” Gowdy responded, accusing the president of assuming Americans were “stupid enough” to buy the explanation.

[h/t Huffington Post]

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