In 2012, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber was recorded saying states that didn’t establish their own exchanges would not receive federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. That claim falls in line with a recent court ruling which found that subsidies in the federal Obamacare exchange are illegal.

Gruber now claims that he made a “mistake” and misspoke at the time:

Within the span of a week Democrats have blamed an unfavorable court ruling on a “typo” in the Obamacare bill, and one of its architects has claimed he misspoke about exchange subsidies. That’s a lot of “mistakes,” isn’t it?

Gruber claimed that he made a “speak-o,” which is apparently the verbal version of a typo. No, seriously, that’s what he said:

Doesn’t this all pump everybody full of confidence? Er, not really:



MSNBC host Chris Hayes: ‘Find me a legislator saying what Gruber said.’

Better make that juicebox a double! Ezra Klein’s having a ‘Rodney Dangerfield moment’