Rep. Bachmann Doesn't Want The Supreme Court To Do Its Constitutional Duty
Speaking on a South Carolina radio show on Wednesday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) commented on the Supreme Court's role in determining the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. In addition to citing her oft-repeated talking point about repealing the health care law, Bachmann said that "the Supreme Court should not be deciding our laws," but rather "the people we elect" should be making those decisions.
I think that it can't stay there. We have to go with full-scale repeal of Obamacare. Of course were going to be hoping our best for the Court. We have four votes that are against Obamacare. Do we really want to put the one fifth, swing vote, potentially Anthony Kennedy, to say that because of that, we'll strike down this terrible bill as unconstitutional? I don't want to go that route. The Supreme Court should not be deciding our laws. That's the people we elect, that's who should decide our laws.
Perhaps Bachmann forgot that the key role of the Supreme Court is to decide if laws passed by Congress are constitutional. Furthermore, Bachmann also seems to have forgotten that, even though she voted against it, 219 members of the House of Representatives and 60 members of the Senate — people elected by the voters — did "decide our laws" when they voted to pass the Affordable Care Act.