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Steny Hoyer
Steny Hoyer
A career politician from Maryland, Steny Hoyer has served as the Democrat House Majority Leader and Minority Whip.
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In an ironic statement considering the uncompromising nature of the President and Senate Majority, Steny Hoyer claimed compromising with those who are wrong is necessary and noble.
“Atlas Shrugged, the Ayn Rand novel that Paul Ryan often cites as inspiration for the ideology he and other House Republicans share, says this about Congress, 'There are two sides to every issue. One is right, and one is wrong. But the middle is always evil.' Compromise is not evil. It is the necessary and noble pursuit of those who govern responsibly in a democracy. We listen to one another. We come to an agreement.”
Steny Hoyer, September 29, 2014

Speaking at the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit, Steny Hoyer told a joke of questionable taste, considering the subject matter of the event.
“First of all, let me tell my friends from Africa, I do not whip people.”
Steny Hoyer, August 6, 2014

Speaking at a press conference, Steny Hoyer attempted to say the Obamacare claim that people could keep their insurance if they liked it was accurate.
“The statement that was limited to the bill itself was absolutely accurate.”
Steny Hoyer, November 14, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

Speaking at a press conference, Steny Hoyer continued the lie that Americans could keep their insurance if they wanted it.
“I was absolutely accurate when I said nothing in this bill is going to take this policy away from you and that is accurate. And was accurate. And it is accurate.”
Steny Hoyer, November 14, 2013 Audio and/or video clip available

When questioned by reporters if he knew Americans would lose their insurance under Obamacare, Representative Steny Hoyer admitted Democrats knew that, despite promises that Americans could keep their existing plans if they liked them.
“We knew that there would be some policies that would not qualify and therefore people would be required to get more extensive coverage.”
Steny Hoyer, October 29, 2013

When asked if Democrat claims that Americans could keep their insurance if they liked it were false, Representative Steny Hoyer said the claims were accurate with a caveat.
“[It] should have been caveated with – ‘assuming you have a policy that in fact does do what the bill is designed to do.'”
Steny Hoyer, October 29, 2013

After a tough election for Democrats in 2010, Congressman Steny Hoyer trashed Tea Party members.
“There are a whole lot of people in the Tea Party that I see in these polls who don’t want any compromise. My presumption is they have unhappy families. All of you have been in families: single-parent, two-parents, whatever. Multiple parent and a stepfather.”
Steny Hoyer, January 2011

At a press conference, Congressman Steny Hoyer admitted Obamacare wouldn't pass if Congressman had to pledge to read the bill.
“If every member pledged to not vote for it if they hadn’t read it in its entirety, I think we would have very few votes.”
Steny Hoyer, July 7, 2009

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