Former "Health Care For All" Supporter Rep. Griffith Vows To Repeal Reform

January 25, 2010 12:43 pm ET — Matt Finkelstein

Last week, the Club For Growth introduced a new pledge campaign to repeal health care reform if it becomes law.  As Media Matters Action previously noted, the "Repeal It!" pledge attracted more than 60 members of congress and GOP candidates in its first 24 hours.  Now, that list has grown to 150 -- 32 sitting lawmakers and 118 candidates have signed on.  

Among those to join the effort is Rep. Parker Griffith (R-AL), who has struggled to find a home in the GOP since switching parties at the end of last year.  The Club For Growth announced Parker's pledge on Twitter:

In a 2006 interview with Speakin' Out News, Griffith said he believed in "health care for all of the citizens."  But now he's attempting to win over the far right by vowing to repeal a bill that would bring that goal far closer to reality.