Rep. Steve King Says Affordable Care Act Is Unconstitutional Because Of Babies In Trash Cans

January 06, 2011 2:03 pm ET — Alan Pyke

Testifying that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional before an emergency Rules Committee meeting on the GOP's repeal bill this morning, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) offered a very specific argument. "There've always been," King said, "babies that were born, lived, and died within the jurisdictions of the individual states, who never cross a state line, access no health care, and therefore do not impact interstate commerce."

When Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) challenged King to "find the baby that was not born at a hospital or with a midwife, who did not receive inoculations," King upped the ante. "I hate to tell you, but they show up in garbage cans around this country, sir." Watch:

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