Following CNN contributor Jeffrey Toobin‘s pessimistic analysis that Obama’s health care law “(looked) like it’s going to be struck down” by the Supreme Court, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid angrily hit back, trashing the legal expert’s expertise, The Hill’s Alexander Bolton reports. “I’ve been in court a lot more than Jeffrey Toobin and I had arguments, federal, circuit, Supreme Court and hundreds of times before trial courts,” Reid said. “And the questions you get from the judges doesn’t mean that’s what’s going to wind up with the opinion.”
Toobin earlier called the session a “trainwreck” for the Obama Administration, and admitted he earlier erroneously surmised that the justices would be more sympathetic to the law.
“I’m telling you, all of the predictions, including mine, that the justices would not have a problem with this law were wrong,” Toobin told Ashleigh Banfield Tuesday on CNN. “I think this law is in grave, grave trouble.”
“We know it’s going to be a close opinion,” Reid countered. “But we don’t know how close it’s going to be…I think that the argument went just fine and the court has not made up their mind what they’re going to do.”
Watch Toobin’s earlier analysis that Reid took issue with below via CNN:
(h/t The Hill)
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