GOP Rep.: ‘I Don’t Think Any Individual Has Read The Whole Bill’

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. administers the House oath of office to Rep. Tom Garrett, R-Va., during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, as the 115th Congress began. (... House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. administers the House oath of office to Rep. Tom Garrett, R-Va., during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, as the 115th Congress began. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) MORE LESS
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May 4, 2017 11:29 a.m.
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A Republican congressman admitted Thursday that he hadn’t read Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, despite announcing his intent to vote for it Wednesday.

“Oh, gosh, let’s put it this way, people in my office have read all the parts of the bill,” Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA) told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle. “I don’t think any individual has read the whole bill, but that’s why we have staff.”

Garrett earlier told Ruhle, referencing the passage of Obamacare, that “I have said all along that it was sort of hypocrisy for us to lament passing a bill to find out what’s in it and do the same thing.”

But he insisted members of Congress had “several months to sort of wrap our brains around this.”

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