Liberty Republicans in Minnesota on Monday slammed Mitt Romney for admitting that he likes some provisions of President Barack Obama’s signature health reform law.
Liberty Republicans comprised the majority of Minnesota’s delegation to the RNC and had supported libertarian-leaning candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX). The group said the Republican presidential nominee’s statements proved there was debate within the Republican Party regarding limited government.
“Romney’s statement that he intends to replace ObamaCare with his own plan validates the Liberty Republican position that the general election is simply a contest of ‘my big government is better than your big government,’” Marianne Stebbins, chair of Minnesota delegation to the RNC, said in a statement.
“The Liberty Republican position is a Republican president should be taking about how we move away from government plans to a free-market health care system, not cherry picking bits and pieces of one big government plan to create another big government plan.”
Romney told NBC’s David Gregory in an interview aired Sunday that he was “not getting rid of all of health care reform.” He said he planned to replace the law with his own version.
Romney has previously vowed to repeal Obamacare on his first day in office, even though the law highly resembles the health care reform he implemented as the governor of Massachusetts six years ago.
[H/T: Jennifer Brooks]