House Republicans might demand that MIT professor Jonathan Gruber appear to testify about his comments about the “lack of transparency” in Obamacare’s passage and “stupidity of the American voter,” according to the Washington Post.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who serves on the House Oversight Committee, told the Post that his colleagues were showing interest in “bringing [Gruber] up here to talk.”
“I just had a colleague text me saying, ‘We’ve got to look into this!” Jordan said.
House Speaker John Boehner’s office also told the newspaper that they were keeping an eye on the controversy, which consists of multiple videos of Gruber discussing the law and saying things like U.S. voters are “too stupid to know the difference.”
Gruber has apologized for the comments, and the White House told TPM on Wednesday that they were “simply not true.”
Gruber’s comments “are a sad reminder that this awful law was passed in the worst possible way,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel told the Post, “with lies, secrecy and more lies from Washington Democrats.”