GOP Congressman Mocks Pelosi, Administration

by Will Allen

During this morning’s House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Representative Peter Roskam (R., Ill.) reminded the committee of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s now-infamous statement during the debate over the Affordable Care Act that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.” “Wow, she just doesn’t disappoint,” Roskam said acidly.  He then mocked the Obama administration for announcing a delay to the law’s employer-mandate provision “late before a holiday weekend . . . on a blog post.” Lowering his voice to a droll whisper, Roskam mimicked the low-profile announcement: “‘It’s not working . . . oops. This is a mess.’”