Barack Obama got some very bad news recently. After a major legal loss on Monday, his legacy is forever tarnished… and there’s nothing he can do about it.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has agreed with a December court ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional.
The DOJ decision is a victory for a 20-state coalition against Obamacare — a federal judge also ruled in their favor just before the new year. The filing was signed by three Justice Department attorneys.
The official filing read:
The Department of Justice has determined that the district court’s judgment should be affirmed. Because the United States is not urging that any portion of the district court’s judgment be revered, the government intends to file a brief on the appellees’ schedule.
The DOJ decision finishes what President Donald Trump promised during the 2016 presidential election — the complete dismantling of Obamacare.
Obamacare was ruled unconstitutional because of the Republican tax reform, which struck down health care law’s penalty for not having health insurance. The courts ruled that Obamacare infringes upon the latest tax reform legislature, therefore it became invalid.
Initially, the Trump administration sought to only partially invalidate the long-existing health care law to grant some people protections. Now the administration is out to abolish it entirely.
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“The Department of Justice has determined that the district court’s comprehensive opinion came to the correct conclusion and will support it on appeal,” said Kerry Kupec, according to The Washington Post.
The decision left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi very upset.
“Tonight in federal court, the Trump Admin declared all out war on affordable, dependable health care. In the courts, in the Congress, all across America, Democrats will fight relentlessly to #ProtectOurCare!”
Tonight in federal court, the Trump Admin declared all out war on affordable, dependable health care. In the courts, in the Congress, all across America, Democrats will fight relentlessly to #ProtectOurCare! https://t.co/WLZl5X9GGr
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) March 26, 2019
For Pelosi and the Democrats, the fight looks lost already.
And from inside his Washington, D.C. mansion, all Obama can do is watch as his legacy goes up in flames.
The Horn editorial team