On Tuesday, Fox News' Juan Williams blamed Republicans for the disastrous rollout of the HealthCare.gov website on Republicans and their “massive opposition” to Obamacare while appearing on "Special Report," Twitchy said.
"People in the White House and HHS felt there is such massive opposition from Republicans that they did not want to say, 'We need to slow down a little bit because we don't have the technology in order,'" Williams said.
According to Williams, officials were willing to roll it out and see how it worked.
"Of course," Twitchy said, "Republicans had no idea how broken the website would be since it hadn’t been launched yet, but somehow their looming presence forced the administration into rolling out an inoperable system."
Williams' statement sparked unbelief on Twitter.
"He's such an ideologist he's blind to reality," one person said.
"Wait. Wasn't the second CR proposal to delay the individual mandate for a year?" one person asked.
House Republicans put forward a proposal to delay the individual mandate for a year, but Democrats rejected it out of hand.
Now, New York Magazine said, the Obama administration could delay the individual mandate for a year without Congressional approval, and a report at Fox News said the administration "appeared to leave the door open" to delaying the mandate on Monday.
"Whatever conclusions you draw about the way the law is written, I think you can draw. The law is clear that if you do not have access to affordable health insurance, then you will not be asked to pay a penalty because you haven't purchased affordable health insurance," said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
According to some estimates, there are as many as five million lines of code in the website's programming that may need to be fixed.
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