Pharma CEO Martin Shkreli pleads the 5th at congressional hearing over drug price hikes

February 4, 2016 5:50 PM

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Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli refused to testify Thursday in an appearance before U.S. lawmakers over severe price hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired, yet even without answering questions managed to leave them infuriated.

Shkreli appeared to smirk throughout his hourlong appearance, and moments after it ended, insulting tweets began to appear under his official Twitter account calling the lawmakers "imbeciles."

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