Steve King, a Republican congressman from Iowa, expressed concern on Wednesday about the effect the Supreme Court’s heath care decision would have on President Obama‘s re-election effort. Contrary to what many may think, King said if the court declared the Affordable Care Act to be unconstitutional, the decision would help the president win a second term.
At a news conference, King said:
“If the Supreme Court should find this unconstitutional, which I believe is the appropriate decision, then we still need to repeal Obamacare to follow through on that. But I think then that there is more risk that President Obama will be reelected because people will think they are protected from this egregious reach into our freedom.”
The court instead rules the legislation is constitutional, King said, “then I believe President Obama will not be reelected because [voters] will understand that they have to vote him out of office to repeal it.”
Regardless, if decided it’s unconstitutional, the decision would be a huge blow to a cause the Obama administration championed and fought incredibly hard for.
Take a look at the remarks:
(H/T Huffington Post)
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