Dems ‘ecstatic,’ GOP vows fight as court upholds healthcare law

Boehner looks like a 2 year old pouting.


House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press / June 27, 2012)

By Lisa Mascaro and Richard Simon

June 28, 2012, 8:25 a.m.

WASHINGTON – In the moments after the Supreme Court’s landmark healthcare ruling, Capitol Hill was unnervingly quiet as legislators took time to absorb the ruling. The silence did not last long.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) headed to the Senate floor to mark the milestone.

“Passing the Affordable Care Act was the greatest single step in generations toward ensuring access to affordable, quality healthcare for every person in America, regardless of where they live, how much money they make,” Reid said. “I’m happy and I’m pleased the Supreme Court put the rule of law ahead of partisanship.”

House Speaker John A. Boehner(R-Ohio) – and tea party groups — vowed to press forward on efforts to repeal the law.


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3 Responses to Dems ‘ecstatic,’ GOP vows fight as court upholds healthcare law

  1. Wizcon says:

    Roberts didn’t totally go neutral in that he called the mandate a tax. Gop is already chanting it.
    But Yay! Anyway!

    Sage Reply:

    I’m just surprised it was upheld. Roberts can suck an egg. :-)

  2. Wizcon says:

    Waiting for the conspiracy people to start saying he’s a secret communist. I have already read that he flipped because the meds he takes for seizures affect his thinking.

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