Bachmann rails against ‘activist’ court after health care ruling
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Thursday accused Chief Justice John Roberts and the four other justices who upheld President Barack Obama’s health care reform law of being part of an “activist” Supreme Court.
“It really is a turning point in American history,” Bachmann told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “We will never be the same again. … For my mind, this is clearly unconstitutional. There is no basis in the Constitution for the government to have this level of history-making expansion of power.”
“I urge people to read the dissent that was read from the bench by Justice Kennedy and joined in by Justices Alito and also Scalia,” she continued. “Because that opinion said very clearly that this was an activist court that you saw today. What they did was not just uphold Obamacare, this Supreme Court rewrote Obamacare in line with its own designs. So this is an even more far-reaching decision than anyone had expected or imagined.”
The Minnesota congresswoman went on to call on Americans “who believe in liberty and the Constitution” to elect presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
“If Barack Obama has a second term, we will not be able to get rid of Obamacare and we will remain mired much like Europe is today,” she warned. “We want to be Greece then follow the Supreme Court decision today and re-elect Barack Obama, but if we want to be a pro-growth economy and have millions of high-paying jobs then we have to replace Barack Obama.”
Watch this video from CNN, broadcast June 28, 2012.