Chief Justice John Roberts is considered by many to be the man who saved ObamaCare, having framed it as a tax in his historic 2012 decision upholding its constitutionality—and now Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) wants him to sign up for it.
Appearing on Fox & Friends Monday morning, Paul announced plans to amend the law to force all government employees—including Roberts—off their subsidized health care and into the Affordable Care Act exchanges.
“I think Congress should never exempt themselves from a law,” Paul said. “But then again, I think John Roberts, he loves ObamaCare so much, he should get it. Right now, he’s getting a federal employee subsidy. He’s not part of ObamaCare. He makes the rest of America—through, I think, convoluted Constitutional logic—he makes us get ObamaCare, but he’s exempt. So I have an amendment that I will introduce that says all the federal government gets ObamaCare, including federal employees and including John Roberts.”
F&F host Brian Kilmeade claimed that for many government staffers, ObamaCare would mean a rise in premiums.
“I’m not excited about doing that to staff or federal employees,” Paul replied. “But if the president thinks ObamaCare is a good idea, and if John Roberts thinks he can twist the Constitution and make ObamaCare constitutional, he ought to get it.”
Watch the full clip below, via Fox News:
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