Shkreli laughs off questions from lawmakers, calls them ‘imbeciles’
Former drug executive Martin Shkreli laughed off questions about drug prices and tweeted that lawmakers were imbeciles on Thursday, when he appeared at a U.S. congressional hearing against his will.
And from the Guardian:
Drug company boss Martin Shkreli refuses to testify to Congress
- Shkreli invokes fifth amendment right not to answer questions about HIV drug
- So-called ‘most hated man in America’ hiked price of Daraprim 5,000%
And the Washington Post:
‘Pharma bro’ Shkreli stays silent before Congress, calls lawmakers ‘imbeciles’ in tweet
Shkreli, the former chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, who gained notoriety for jacking up a little-known drug’s price, was excused from a House hearing on drug prices after he refused to answer any questions — other than how to pronounce his name correctly, or to confirm that, yes, he was listening.
And a screencap of the London Daily Mail homepage teaser for this story:
And the Los Angeles Times:
Smirking pharma CEO Martin Shkreli leaves lawmakers infuriated after hourlong showing
Shkreli appeared to smirk throughout his hourlong appearance, and moments after it ended, insulting tweets began to appear under his official Twitter account calling the lawmakers “imbeciles.”
“Appeared to smirk”?
We’ll let you, dear reader, be the judge. For your assistance, via vlogger TacoBurritoLegend:
Martin Shkreli Pharma Bro Smirking Compilation
Martin Shkreli smirked this much during his 10 minute hearing with Congress. Will he be held in contempt?