House Speaker Paul Ryan has been the frontman for the GOP’s new health care bill since its inception. He bragged about wanting to end Medicaid since drinking out of kegs in college. Ryan continued his boozing tradition last weekend during the GOP’s premature celebration.
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos spoke with Ryan on live TV and surprised him with an old quote he made back in 2009.
In 2009, Ryan said:
“I don’t think we should pass bills that we haven’t read and that we don’t know what they cost. If you rush this thing through before anybody even knows what it is, that’s not good democracy.”
After playing the clip, Stephanopoulos asked, “A lot of your members have conceded they didn’t read the bill. There wasn’t a single committee hearing or committee markup on the finalized version of the bill. There wasn’t a CBO analysis of this bill. So have you met your own standard here?”
Ryan was understandably taken off guard and did his best to answer the question. He responded, “Yes, I think this is a kind of a bogus attack from the left…The bill has been online for two months. The final version was an amendment that was three pages long. It takes you 30 seconds to read.”
Watch the full clip below:
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