Swarmy Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli testified today before Congress.
Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli on Thursday called members of the U.S. Congress ‘imbeciles’ on Twitter moments after refusing to testify before a House of Representatives committee. (Daily Mail)
Shkreli refused to testify before the House committee.
The Daily Mail reported:
While not saying a word during the hearing, the usually-outspoken 32-year-old took to Twitter immediately afterwards to call members of the U.S. Congress ‘imbeciles’.
Shkreli, widely scorned for hiking the price of a long-established and potentially lifesaving drug Daraprim by more than 5,000 percent, was called to testify in a House oversight hearing on prescription drug prices.
However he exercised his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination due to separate security charges he is facing.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the panel, berated Shkreli: ‘I call this money blood money … coming out of the pockets of hardworking Americans,’ he said.
Shkreli was later removed from the House Oversight Committee Hearing.
The top Democrats may have castigated Shkreli in the hearing that doesn’t stop them from taking his “blood money.”
Shkreli donated $33,400 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign in July 2015.
The Progressive Midwesterner reported:
When I was looking on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) website about political donations that Martin Shkreli made, I managed to find one political donation that I am 100% certain is of Turing Pharmaceuticals’s Martin Shkreli, and that is a $33,400 donation that Shkreli made to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) on July 18th of this year.
Shkreli is also a Bernie Sanders fan.
Damn @BernieSanders is my boy with that Kosovo reference. Gets my full endorsement. I did donate to him…
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) October 14, 2015
This doesn’t really surprise you, does it?