Jonathan “The Architect” Gruber has an explanation for, um, bizarrely and totally accidentally validating the entire premise of Halbig back in 2012 before those awful libertarians happened upon it.

I honestly don’t remember why I said that. I was speaking off-the-cuff. It was just a mistake. People make mistakes. Congress made a mistake drafting the law and I made a mistake talking about it. …

But there was never any intention to literally withhold money, to withhold tax credits, from the states that didn’t take that step. That’s clear in the intent of the law and if you talk to anybody who worked on the law. My subsequent statement was just a speak-o—you know, like a typo.

Gruber is having to admit to being a serial speak-o-ist, given that he is fresh off peddling the initial lie to Chris “Obama is the New Testament” Matthews, that

Chris, it is unambiguous this is a typo. Literally every single person involved in the crafting of this law has said that it’s a typo, that they had no intention of excluding the federal states. And why would they?

And again,

It’s just simply a typo, and it’s really criminal that this has even made it as far as it has.

Who knew the bold declaimer of criminal typos was a perpetrator of multiple criminal speak-os just two years ago?