(FiveNation.com)- Democrats have long accused President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominees of wanting to completely dismantle ObamaCare – and while there are plenty of arguments to dismantle the legislation, reports suggest that the Supreme Court is actually pretty unlikely to axe ObamaCare after all.
Let’s first cast our minds back to when Democratic Senator for Rhode Island, Sheldon Whitehouse, claimed that confirming Trump nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett would constitute a “judicial torpedo” to end Obamacare. He told the press that Barrett “wants to get rid of the Affordable Care Act” and used that as a reason for Democrats to oppose her legitimate nomination.
And then there’s Senator Dianne Feinstein, the veteran California legislator who criticized Judge Coney Barrett for her previous criticism of the legislation.
Well, it looks like all that hysteria was exactly that – hysteria.
In the recent California V. Texas case, the majority of the conservative and constitutionalist judges actually sided against President Donald Trump and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton who claimed that because Congress had already eliminated the individual mandate back in 2017, the rest of the act must also be eliminated.
It didn’t happen.
Chief Justice John Roberts said that in November that a decision to strike down the whole act wasn’t on the cards.
the court struck down the whole act was not likely.
“I think it’s hard for you to argue that Congress intended the entire act to fall if the mandate were struck down when the same Congress that lowered the penalty to zero did not even try to repeal the rest of the act,” Roberts said.
So…Chief Justice Roberts isn’t an ideologue who rules based on ideological lines? And the Democrats were wrong? Surely not…