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Dems Gearing Up For Document Fight Over Obamacare

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Five House committee chairmen are now demanding Attorney General William Barr provide documents by May 27 about his decision to stop defending the constitutionality of Obamacare, Politico is reporting.

In a Tuesday letter to Barr, the chairmen noted they have been seeking the documents since April 8.

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The letter, which was posted by Politico, is signed by Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott, D-Va., and Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler D-N.Y.

“On April 8, 2019, we wrote to you regarding the Trump administration’s devastating decision to reverse the Department of Justice’s legal position in Texas v. United States and-for the first time-assert that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) should be held unconstitutional,” the letter said.

The five Democrats noted they had received word on April 11 that the Justice Department would work “promptly to respond to our requests.” However, it did not meet a given April 22 deadline.

“Meanwhile, on May 1, 2019, the Department filed a 50-page brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit elaborating on the Trump administration’s new-and flawed-legal position,” the letter stated.

The administration had joined a coalition of GOP-led state in asking the appeals court to entirely overturn Obamacare.

The chairmen set the new May 27 deadline and noted “we will have no choice but to consider alternative means of obtaining compliance” if Barr does not provide the documents.

via newsmax

15 COMMENTS

  1. Just another case of the criminal, corrupt and treasonous Trump administration of refusing to uphold the law that was passed by Congress. Thank the Lord, we only have to put up with Trump for another year and a half.

    • Obamacare was NEVER passed by congress or the Senate. It was done by Obama who chose to “use my phone and my pen” to do an end around. Obamacare is illegal by any stretch of the imagination. As are most of that corrupt things done by his administration.

    • Robert Williamson, President Trump IS The president for ALL Americans, SOMETHING WE HAVE NOT HAD SINCE KENNEDY!
      However, if you are a supporter of Obama, you cannot believe such information!
      Roy Stewart,
      Phoenix AZ

      • WHERE IS OVOMIT? I THINK WE WILL BE HEARING LESS AND LESS OF THESE COCKROACHES AS BILL BARR INVESTIGATES. THAT IS WHY THEY ARE TRYING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO GET RID OF HIM.

    • ROBERT W. I SEE YOU HAVE TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) BUT THERE IS HELP. GO TO YOUR NEAREST INSANE ASYLUM THERE THEY WILL SEDATE YOU AND PUT YOU IN A RUBBER ROOM

  2. Obamacare, a/k/a failed socialized medicine like what passes for government run healthcare, like the failed socialized healthcare program in the U.K., is the real criminal, corrupt, and treasonous issue. Obamacare was passed ONLY by Democrats who controlled both houses of Congress and the Presidency. We the People were told that the law HAD TO BE PASSED to see what was in the law. This is a complete disregard and violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Article I, Legislative fiduciary requirements in running our country. It was a socialist coup to pass socialized healthcare in order to control 1/7th of the U.S. economy and then ultimately control all of our lives. Socialized medicine IS NOT a constitutional right. That’s why the way it was passed and signed into law constitutes a criminal, corrupt and treasonous act.

  3. At the least, part ( Penalty) was found to be unconstitutional by the courts, now the rest is being challenged. To-date no decision has been made by the courts so your statement is nothing but BS as the Trump and the investigation of his campaign resulted in no criminal charges. As for the amount of time POTUS has remaining, I would be willing to bet you are just as wrong on that statement as well!!

  4. Williamson comments typical liberal (Dem) no supporting facts, no evidence, pure bias OPINION, including their signature methodology name calling. Trump haters are incapable of offering a reasoned, logical fact based argument. After 2020 try another four years….thank GOD

  5. The unconstitutional law was shoved down the throats of the American people in the middle of the night when millions off citizens from all over the nation traveled to DC to protest against the demons approving this communistic healthcare killing massacre of humans by the death squads and the theft of a trillion dollars from Medicare to finance this fiasco. The bald face lies told by the Demorats and pay offs for them supporting this asinine Bill cost several hundred dollars. Every idiot voting for this should be in prison. They destroyed our healthcare and it will probably never get back to as good as it was. Do away with it as it is unconstitutional and will continue to roll in regs. To kill seniors.

    • WHEN WE GET RID OF ALL DEMORAT COCKROACHES AND MUSLIMES IN OUR GOVERNMENT I’M SURE PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION WILL STRAIGHTEN IT OUT.

  6. 1. You can never get rid of Muslims, as the are a disease that there I no cure for….history has shown this to be true. During the Crusades, the Crusaders found a means to curtail them by piling up their dead bodies, like cord wood and letting them rot in the sun until they were covered in maggots, then and only then would they burry them in large pits filled with pig excrement. This was what appeared or seemed to be the only thing that undermined Muslims having second thoughts, however, burying some live Muslims with the dead had an even greater effect…..perhaps it might still work today??

  7. Democrats are another thing entirely, I have heard that having them thrown out of aircraft at 30,000 feet may do the trick but is not very self satisfying, unless you can hear the “splotch” of them hitting the ground

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