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TODAY   |  October 25, 2013

‘I will not yield’: Obamacare hearing gets tense

During a congressional hearing where lawmakers grilled contractors involved in the Obamacare enrollment website, a New Jersey congressman spurred more controversy after accusing Republicans of trying to scare people from enrolling in the program.

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>> on capitol hill thursday during a congressional hearing over the troubled obama care website. they were grilled by lawmakers and acknowledged their frustrations but things got more heated when the new jersey congressman, a democrat, said republicans were trying to scare people to prevent them from enrolling in the program. take a listen to the following exchange.

>> once again here we have my republican colleagues trying to scare everybody --

>> will the gentleman yield?

>> i will not yield to this monkey court.

>> this is not a monkey court.

>> i'm not yielding.

>> high user volumes and late changes my federal overseers contributed to the problem.