Issa Tells Texas Health Official 'You Need to Watch More Fox'

December 17th, 2013 3:55 PM

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Tx.) were in Richardson, Texas, Monday at a hearing to investigate allegations that ObamaCare navigators in that state were instructing applicants to lie about their income thereby committing tax fraud.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Issa at one point told Dr. Randy Farris, regional administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, “You need to watch more Fox":

[T]he hearing focused on navigators and an undercover video that purported to show several North Texas women urging an insurance applicant to lie. They were training as navigators in Irving.

As proof, the committee played a video clip from a Fox News report. It showed two women telling an applicant that he should hide his extra income and the fact that he was a smoker. Such lies would lower his insurance premiums, they said. [...]

Issa asked Farris whether he knew that all applicant information ended up on the federal site. Farris said private information was not stored there.

“You need to watch more Fox, I’m afraid,” Issa said.

Now THAT'S entertainment.

(HT Politico)