Marco Rubio: White House hiding ‘ugly things’
By: Lucy McCalmont
October 22, 2013 07:35 AM EDT
Sen. Marco Rubio on Tuesday hit the Obama administration for a lack of transparency on Obamacare, saying the White House is withholding information so people won’t see the “ugly things” of the law.
“I think what they’re worried about is increased criticism of the law if they open it up and show people all the ugly things going on in the implementation,” Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.”
The Florida senator said there has been no effort to provide details about efforts to fix the site.
“They’ve argued now that they’re going to have this tech surge where they’re going to bring all these experts in to fix these websites,” Rubio said. “They won’t tell us who exactly they’re bringing in, and they won’t tell us how much they’re spending on it.”
Rubio argued that the lack of information coming from the administration only adds to the “doubt” of the law and its future.
“The fact is there is no transparency. They’re not sharing accurate numbers as to how well or not well it’s working, how many people have been able to enroll and receive it or not. They’re not being transparent, which is just adding more and more doubt to this entire process.”