Dick Armey Backs Lawsuits Against Health Care Reform
File this in the “unsurprising news” category, but today the president of FreedomWorks — who’s still part of a lawsuit against Medicare — backed the effort to repeal health care reform in the courts in an interview with blogger Ed Morrissey. Armey endorsed the lawsuit filed at noon by 13 state attorneys general, who argued that the mandate to buy coverage is unconstitutional.
“In terms of its standing in the courts,” Armey told Morrissey, “this is the first, best place to make the challenge.”
At the same time, Armey expressed some worry that the “living document malarkey” bought into by liberal judges could thwart conservatives.
“As much as we hope and pray that the courts will do their duty here,” said Armey, “there’s a great possibility that they won’t.” The best chance for repeal might be “once we have a chance to replace him with a Republican president coupled with a Republican Congress.”