|CONGRESSMAN BACHUS SAYS SUPREME COURT SHOULD DECLARE OBAMACARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL|
WASHINGTON (January 6) – Congressman Spencer Bachus (AL-6) today joined in a legal brief to the Supreme Court asking that all of Obamacare be ruled unconstitutional.
Congressman Bachus and nearly 120 colleagues joined in support of an amicus brief prepared by the American Center for Law and Justice for the high court, which has agreed to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the federal government takeover of health care.
“The individual mandate to purchase health insurance is a slippery slope and I’ve stated my belief that it is unconstitutional. This requirement is so pivotal to Obamacare that if it is struck down, the entire law should be voided. The two should not be severed, and I was honored to be asked by the American Center for Law and Justice for my support in this case. The government takeover of health care was an overreach from the start and an affront to the constitutional principles that guide our nation,” said Congressman Bachus.
Bachus has been an active opponent of the health care takeover, supporting legal challenges to the law in lower courts. Speaking about the legislation’s funding of abortion when it was passed by then-Speaker Pelosi’s House on March 21, 2010, Congressman Bachus said, "Our forefathers could not comprehend such an outrageous act."
The Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments on the law in March.
To view the amicus brief, click here.