WASHINGTON D.C. – After suggesting her husband might still be alive if he had not had difficulties enrolling in the Affordable Care Act and telling Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Jonathan Gruber to get over his “damn glibness” at a House Oversight Committee meeting, Rep. Cynthia Lummis was trending nationwide on Tuesday.
Former Democratic member of the Wyoming State House and Lummis’ husband, Alvin Wiederspahn, died in late October after suffering a major heart attack. During a House Oversight Committee on transparency issues regarding the Affordable Health Care Act, Lummis told of her and her husband’s troubles enrolling in the Affordable Health Care Act. While she did not say Obamacare killed her husband, she did say if they did not have the difficulties enrolling in the Affordable Health Care Act they did, he would had those extra tests done and might still be alive today.
Testifying in Tuesday’s oversight committee hearing were Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Marilyn B. Tavenner and Gruber. Lummis blasted Gruber who appologized several times to Lummis about being glib. At the end of her speech, Lummis told Travenner and Gruber the Affordable Health Care Act is having direct results to the public and they needed to “get over their damn glibness.”
You can watch the exchange at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0da4PjaS90A.