New questions on GOP plan to repeal ObamaCare
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann weighs in
- Duration 6:14
- Date Jun 29, 2012
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann weighs in
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The new fallout today from the supreme court's decision to uphold the core of the president's health care law.
Democrats celebrating the decision but the polls show that Americans remain opposed to this law.
And Republicans are vowing to repeal and replace it here's governor Mitt Romney yesterday.
I disagree with the supreme court's decision and I agree with the descent.
What the court did not do it -- its last day in session.
I will do my first day if elected president of the United States.
And that is I will act to repeal obamacare this is a time of choice for the American people.
Our mission is clear if we want to get rid of Obama care we're gonna have to replace President Obama.
Joining me now Minnesota congresswoman Michelle Bachmann.
Who is a Republican and a former presidential candidate congressman -- welcome back to the program what I want I'm not -- -- pick up where the governor left off I mean do you believe at this point.
If that is the only option available to American voters if they don't like this law and want to see it repealed and replaced.
Well I think he's right governor after governor Romney correctly stated that the option that we have before -- is a political option it's a great option it's the American way.
People need to be optimistic and encouraged because going forward.
We have the opportunity to bringing back the white house with governor Romney taking back the senate and holding out of the house.
We will repeal obamacare were -- not only bad.
That's our ticket to setting the economy back on course and trading millions of high paying jobs.
Into this and we're really all singing off the same page because governor McDonnell came out for the Republican Governors Association.
And told all fifty governors stop implementing obamacare in -- state stopped putting all of the exchanges ahead.
Senator Jim demands and myself and and Jim Jordan -- have a long list of senators and house members.
Are on a joint letter urging all fifty governors all fifty legislatures.
Don't spend anymore money putting these.
-- health exchanges and we're going to repeal all of this.
And actually address the true problem in health care we're just cause that's very -- -- and the cost.
So you so as if the governors followed this then then the Supreme Court ruling may not be isn't tactful as we thought it's a governor's day out actually not doing anything -- November.
They don't have to do the governors don't have to put the exchanges and because they have until 2014.
To put them in place right.
Now there's a very -- strong probability.
That President Obama will not have a second term.
Therefore we should not implement obamacare we don't have to do until 24 -- And that's why Jim -- myself Jim Jordan here in the congress.
Together Bob McDonnell and all the Republican governors are all saying the same thing.
And that is stop implementing obamacare in your state.
Because when Mitt Romney is president of the United States and we -- Republican House and senate we will work.
-- -- -- because I think the president President Obama it stays staved off of the you know sort of that this is.
The more difficult parts of the law until 2014 many people believe that was so that he could sort of ensure clearer path to reelection but that could come back to haunt him if the states decide.
I've got I've got -- time on my hands I want to ask you this -- Understandably if the Republicans win back control the senate certainly by sixty sixty votes but even at 51 according to most analyses.
And control a house in control the White House -- -- do a lot to to repeal this law but.
What if they don't win back control of the senate and what it all they do is put a Republican president in the White House what -- -- president Romney do.
In the face of the democratically controlled senate.
Well there's a lot he can do from appointments to reform there's a lot that he can't give a lot unfortunately.
We're remain in the law of the land.
But I think you'd see a lot of pressure because we also know that millions of jobs will be lost under Obama care.
That's not something I think a president Romney would want to see it so he'll try executive measures within the department.
But we simply have to win the senate and again.
We don't have to -- sixty votes.
We need get fifty votes plus one because they health care bill pass on what's known as reconciliation.
It only passed with 51 votes in the senate.
So that's what we need to repeal it.
And don't let anyone tell you that we need sixty votes we don't.
And do you 51 in the -- Yesterday was obviously a victory for the president on a constitutional basis because the mandate was upheld as constitutional.
Do you do you think that it is a political victory there is a lot of opining on whether this actually.
Could be and fraught with some -- for it for the president politically on the go forward basis.
Well I think politically this is a very tough decision.
And -- on many different levels.
-- the positive silver lining would be.
That this is the motivation.
For people to not only get back the White House but the senate -- well.
And again we wouldn't stop with obamacare we be focusing on turning the economy Iraq creating jobs so I think that we are seeing that if you look chest -- the money that has -- and to the Romney campaign and also the cost of my office and other members of congress here.
We -- getting calls from people who are outraged across the country I held a nationwide.
Talent town hall with tea parties from across the country last night.
We were alive on the Internet all across United States.
We have people right now pouring teaching in this issue for making president Obama's failed obamacare policy this -- -- This reelection.
Because it isn't just about health care.
It's about how millions -- of people are poised to lose their employer sponsored health insurance this is ugly what's about to happen.
And also millions of jobs -- about to be outsource to process understood country.
Out of the country and that's what we're going to stop in November so everyone -- -- to engage this is a political solution and the good news isn't in our country.
We can't take their country back and we can repeal.
Michelle Bachmann did you see you thank you so much for being here.
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