Flori-duh: GOP Rep. Brian Mast can’t explain his Obamacare repeal vote

Vying for the title of dumbest congressmen ever, Republican Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) was at pains yesterday to explain to CNN’s Manu Raju how he knew that the House Obamacare repeal bill would lower costs and increase benefits, since the Republicans voted on the bill before the Congressional Budget Office had a chance to review it.

In other words, as Raju pointed out, no one knows what the bill will do. So how did Mast?

Mast’s response was somewhat lacking. The only thing he could tell Raju was: “Because I know.” I posted the clip last night on Twitter. It’s already been shared over 12,000 times.

The most common reaction to the video was unprintable; but the second most common was “smug.” Mast did himself no favors by constantly smirking at Raju while he was unable to answer why he voted the way he did to take healthcare away from 24 million Americans.

Brian Mast

Here’s the video:

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  • Calamity_Jean

    Representative Mast is a double amputee?

  • Phoebe Cohen

    The guy walks pretty well for a double amputee. Must be the excellent health care and rehab he received after his injury. That makes all the difference between a double amputee striding down the halls of Congress and a double amputee being bed-confined, suffering from chronic bed sores, pneumonia, and pain pill addiction. According to Brian Mast, nothing less than a Purple Heart entitles us blobby Anericans to receive the same excellent care he has clearly benefitted from.

  • emjayay

    Oops, hadn’t gotten this far when I commented.

  • emjayay

    Because doing the right thing is cutting funding to lower income people in order to slash taxes on the wealthy, obviously.

  • Duke Woolworth

    This is just bloody awful.

  • UncleBucky

    Billboard this guy with that SMUG face.

    I don’t know the copy/text right now, but just say whom he is killing, maiming and letting die out there on the ice floe…

    SMDH.

  • UncleBucky

    Obvious. It’s to screw the previous President, his family, his supporters, and anyone whom he thinks is below his obvious exaltedness.

    SMDH.

  • Demosthenes

    The reason is obvious: it’s to fund tax cuts for the wealthy.

  • lance

    Come on, John. He knows!

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