Demand Justice Statement on Affordable Care Act Ruling

12.14.18

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2018

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DEMAND JUSTICE STATEMENT ON AFFORDABLE CARE ACT RULING

WASHINGTON, DC—Demand Justice Executive Director Brian Fallon released the following statement Friday after a Texas district court judge sided with the Trump administration in ruling the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional:

“This deserves to be a mass freakout moment for progressives. We successfully defeated Obamacare repeal in 2017, we voted out the House Republican majority this November, but the law still isn’t safe because we have pretty much ceded the federal courts to Donald Trump and the Republicans. This case is likely destined for the Supreme Court and anyone counting on John Roberts to save us again is asking a lot. This is a bad-faith challenge to the Affordable Care Act but the unsoundness of the lawsuit doesn’t matter much when the judges hearing the case are political hacks dressed in robes. This should be a wakeup call to Democrats because even if we win back the White House in 2020, any hard-won legislative victories will be vulnerable to legally unsound, backdoor attacks for years to come because of Trump’s mostly uncontested takeover of our courts. Senate Democrats should not be voting for any more Trump judges, and if we regain power in 2020, we need to get serious about reforming the Court.”

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