As tensions over the Obamacare rollout continue to flare, Democrats are now accusing House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa of selectively leaking misinformation about healthcare.gov, making it seem as though Obama Administration officials are deliberately misleading the public.
Appearing on Fox News this Thursday, Issa claimed he was in possession of documents that show contractors warned the White House that the website would not be able to support a high influx of applicants.
But in a letter confronting Issa, Rep. Elijah Cummings pointed out an interview that a member of Issa’s own staff conducted with Deputy Information Officer Henry Chao, where it was revealed that the fears surrounding the website’s rollout were a results of a “much smaller testing environment,” and were not conducted with “final production testing of the system at full capacity.”
“The estimates for the full [Obamacare] website environment were considerably higher,” Cummings wrote in the letter.
“[I]t is reckless and highly irresponsible to make unsubstantiated public allegations by taking information out of context, especially when the Committee has information in its possession that directly contradicts these unfounded allegations.”
This is not the first time that false information has been disseminated from the lips of Darrell Issa. He’s been one of the main endorsers of widely debunked Benghazi conspiracy theories, even pushing some of the stories that were later forced to be retracted in a recently discredited 60 Minutes story.
Watch Issa on Fox News in the video below: