President Obama doesn't attend Gettysburg ceremonies, adviser blames health care

(WJLA) - President Barack Obama did not attend ceremonies in Pennsylvania commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, and one of his top advisers says that health care is to blame.

In a tweet to National Journal reporter Ron Fournier, White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer said that the administration was busily working to fix the Affordable Care Act's troubled web portal,

@ron_fournier @jmartNYT @jfsolnet Oh, I don't know, there's this whole website thing that someone suggested might destroy the Dem Party

— Dan Pfeiffer (@pfeiffer44) November 19, 2013

Pfeiffer's comment was in response to Fournier's question about why President Obama wouldn't be in Gettysburg.

Tuesday marked 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln delivered his succinct and historic remarks at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery.

Pfeiffer has since deleted the tweet.