GOP presidential candidates double down on anti-Obamacare rhetoric
Even though the GOP caucus in Congress stepped away months ago from its years-long assault on Obamacare, the top contenders for the Republican presidential nod appear to be doubling down.
Almost immediately after the Supreme Court issued its decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, every major Republican presidential candidate decried the ruling and called for the healthcare law to be repealed, replaced or both.
Here’s a sampling of the showdown Republican candidates are promising:
Sen. Marco Rubio
Despite the Court’s decision, ObamaCare is still a bad law that is having a negative impact on our country and on millions of Americans.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 25, 2015
I remain committed to repealing this bad law and replacing it...— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 25, 2015
Sen. Ted Cruz
I remain fully committed to the repeal of Obamacare—every single word of it. And, in 2017, we will do exactly that https://t.co/6i4WzLFzKR— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 25, 2015
We need to repeal and replace Obamacare – empowering individuals to make their own health care decisions. https://t.co/je0KD03PJq— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) June 25, 2015
Americans deserve better than what we’re getting with Obamacare. It’s time we repealed and replaced it! https://t.co/1EHfbVKBMa— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) June 25, 2015
The solution is for Congress to admit they screwed up, repeal the "nightmare of #Obamacare" & let states road-test real health care reforms.— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 25, 2015
It is outrageous that the Supreme Court once again rewrote ObamaCare to save this deeply flawed law https://t.co/NBAnohFTW7— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) June 25, 2015
Repeal Obamacare and let the free market—not more crony capitalism—improve access and care for all Americans. https://t.co/qaAR7pNVQJ— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) June 25, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jindal
President Obama and Hillary Clinton would like this to be the end of the debate on Obamacare, but it isn’t: https://t.co/XpY9HtxFQO— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) June 25, 2015
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