'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Didn't Say Much At Congressional Hearing

Martin Shkreli appeared before Congress to talk about his role in raising the price of a lifesaving drug, but he didn't end up speaking much at all.
Posted at 5:22 PM, Feb 04, 2016

So-called "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli appeared before Congress on Thursday. He didn't say much. 

"What do you say to that single pregnant woman who might have AIDS, no income and she needs Daraprim to survive? What do you say to her when she has to make that choice? What do you say to her?" asked Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

"On the advice of counsel, I invoke my Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination and respectfully decline to answer your question," Shkreli replied.

Shkreli pleaded the Fifth throughout the hearing. But he did answer one question.

"You are welcome to answer questions, and not all of your answers are going to subject you to incrimination. You understand that, don't you?" asked Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.

"I intend to follow the advice of my counsel, not yours," Shkreli replied. 

And shortly after Shkreli was excused from the hearing, he left Congress with a digital parting gift.