By Adele Hampton - 01/31/14 11:24 AM EST
Jon Stewart grilled House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) during his Thursday night show, calling into question the competency of the ObamaCare rollout.
"Why is it so hard to get a company to execute that competently?" Stewart asked
"I don't know," Pelosi answered.
“What do you mean you don’t know? How do you not know?” Stewart said after turning away to laugh.
The tense interview circled back to a discussion about the ability of Democrats to be both pro-government and to implement legislation competently. Stewart noted that Democratic governance seems to appear "chaotic" and "lacks efficiency," siting again the ACA rollout.
“Doesn’t matter,” Pelosi said. “What matters is it should have been prepared for.”
“Do we have a foundational problem," Stewart asked. "Is there a corruption in the system that needs to be addressed?”
In response, Pelosi placed blame on the red tape of bureaucracy and the failure of departments to communicate with each other. “OK, do something about it,” Pelosi said.
“I was actually going to say that to you,” Stewart interjected.