Martin Shkreli Smirks His Way Through Congressional Hearing
Oh great, we get to think about this douchebag some more.
Following his arrest for securities fraud, Martin Shkreli the pharmaceutical exec and unbelievable cartoon villain appeared before Congress and managed to make everyone want to punch him even more than they already did.
Seriously, the word “punchable” is getting worn out on this story but we just can’t come up with a better one.
On Thursday, the much-reviled former chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals appeared before Congress where he, in fact, said very little: The “Pharma bro” refused to answer questions during a House hearing on drug prices, though he later insulted the lawmakers who asked them.
Shkreli’s expression was so infuriatingly smug throughout the hearing that the media is having a field day collecting the best ones.
“It’s not funny, Mr. Shkreli,” Representative Elijah Cummings upbraided him at one point. “People are dying and they’re getting sicker.” But no, that self-satisfied grin barely faltered.
Of course, pleading the Fifth didn’t stop Shkreli from going on Twitter, bragging about it and retweeting dozens of people who enjoyed his performance.
At this point, Shkreli may have done the impossible in not only making people sympathize with Congress, but potentially uniting representatives across party lines to get this guy’s lily-white ass thrown in prison.