Sen. Mitch McConnell Promises to Repeal ObamaCare

By:  Bob Adelmann
07/05/2012
       
Sen. Mitch McConnell Promises to Repeal ObamaCare

On Tuesday evening, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), was asked about repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as ObamaCare, if Republicans take back control of the Senate in November. Said McConnell: "Repeal of ObamaCare will be the first item up in the Senate if I am Majority Leader. ... Our goal will be to get it off the books. In my view, it is the single worst piece of legislation that has been passed in modern times."

On Tuesday evening, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), was asked about repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as ObamaCare, if Republicans take back control of the Senate in November. Said McConnell:

Repeal of ObamaCare will be the first item up in the Senate if I am Majority Leader …

Our goal will be to get it off the books. In my view, it is the single worst piece of legislation that has been passed in modern times …

Just because the Supreme Court has decided it is constitutional doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do …

What I can tell you with certainty is that there is no higher priority with me, and the presidential candidate [Mitt Romney] has made it perfectly clear that he would sign any repeal legislation that we sent to him.

In the House McConnell has a lot of support for repeal. Following the Supreme Court’s ruling last Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that decision “underscores the urgency of repealing this harmful law in its entirety. Republicans stand ready to work with a president who will listen to the American people.” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced that the House will vote on repealing Obamacare on July 11, urged on by Boehner who said the massive law “has to be ripped out by its roots.”

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney also promised to repeal the act:

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Photo: In this June 26, 2012 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) center, accompanied by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) left, and Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) speaks to reporters outside the Senate, on Capitol Hill in Washington: AP Images

 

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