House Strikes Down ObamaCare 244-185: ‘Constitutional, But Not Wise’

But if a ‘wise Latina’ moonbat, racist, commie, Obama appointed, America hating, constitution mocking, La Raza member like Sonia Sotomayor says it is a good idea, then it must be good for the country — right?

(PJ Media) Democrats groused that the Republican effort is like “Groundhog Day,” but Cantor said everyone needed to be on the record post-SCOTUS.

Less than two weeks after the Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare as constitutional, House Republicans sent a signal that the ruling doesn’t mean the healthcare law must be — or will be — the law of the land.

Rushed through the House in the first week lawmakers were back in session since the high court ruling, the Repeal of ObamaCare Act passed 244-185. Five Democrats crossed over to strike down the healthcare law. No Republicans defected.

The House also rejected 248-180 an amendment by Rep. Rob Andrews (D-N.J.) that would have required members who voted to repeal ObamaCare to give up their congressional health benefits; nine Democrats voted against the amendment. “When Congress writes a law we should all live by it,” Andrews said.

Majority Eric Cantor (R-Va.), who introduced the bill with 162 co-sponsors, said that he called the vote so that every member would be on record regarding where he or she stood on the healthcare law in the wake of the ruling.

It was also, Cantor said, to demonstrate “that we are committed to taking this flawed law off the books.”

“We now know that the Supreme Court has spoken. It is a tax,” Cantor said. “…We can start over and we can tell the American people we are on your side.”

To the Andrews amendment, Cantor said, “We on this side of the aisle care about the healthcare of the American people. That’s why we’re here. …It is not about members of Congress. This is a dire situation for millions of Americans.”

“The American people don’t want it,” Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said on the floor… Keep Reading

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