Rep. Paul Broun Hijacks Science Hearing To Attack Obamacare
Has anyone told the House Republican caucus that a huge number of American voters are beginning to question their mental health given their obsession with Obamacare?
Even a hearing that was supposed to be dedicated to science could not escape the House Republican caucus’ obsession with President Barack Obama’s health care reform law on Thursday.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy was supposed to be appearing before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology to talk about transparency within the agency when Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) veered off topic.
“Let me ask you one more question because my time’s running out. Are you signed up for Obamacare?” he asked.
“No, I am not,” McCarthy replied.
“Why not?” Broun pressed.
“Well because I’m lucky enough as a federal government [employee] that I have health care available to me which I’ve signed up for,” McCarthy explained. “In a few years, when that’s not the case, I’ll be happy to have other available health care opportunities.”
“Well the president says health care opportunities is much better than forcing most federal employees into Obamacare and obviously if you are not signing up you don’t think it is,” the Georgia Republican opined before yielding the floor.