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DOJ Determines Obamacare is Unconstitutional and Unlawful

The DOJ has determined and decided to back a judge who has ruled that the entirety of Obamacare is unconstitutional and illegal, The Hill reports:

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday announced that it is siding with a district court ruling that found the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.

The move is an escalation of the Trump administration’s legal battle against the health care law.

The DOJ previously argued in court that the law’s pre-existing condition protections should be struck down. Now, the administration argues the entire law should be invalidated.

U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor ruled in December that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of law is therefore invalid.

The DOJ said Monday that it agrees the decision should stand as the case works its way through the appeals process in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

“The Department of Justice has determined that the district court’s judgement should be affirmed,” the department said in a short letter to the appeals court.

Courts should toss out all of #Obamacare, according to @TheJusticeDept. pic.twitter.com/IXIY7pi8xB

— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) March 26, 2019

This is a game changer!

BREAKING: The Justice Department has announced that it is siding with a district court that ruled Obamacare is unconstitutional.

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 26, 2019

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Department of Justice says ENTIRE Obamacare law should be struck down

Can this week get any better?

— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 26, 2019

Golan Heights recognized ✅

Mueller vindicates Trump ✅

Justice department says Obamacare unconstitutional ✅

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Trump Administration backs decision to strike down Obamacare https://t.co/ISsqDL2s5W pic.twitter.com/VrH3VChnqg

— New York Post (@nypost) March 26, 2019

Of course Democrats flipped out over this news:

UPDATED: “Tonight in federal court, the Trump administration decided … to declare all-out war on the health care of the American people,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said https://t.co/OzhdGbOyVb

— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) March 26, 2019

This is outrageous and shows exactly where this President is coming from. Millions of Americans would lose their health care if this administration had their way: In shift, Trump administration backs judge’s ruling that would kill Obamacare – POLITICO https://t.co/hgGRvGauYi

— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) March 26, 2019

The Trump administration wants all of Obamacare overturned by the courts https://t.co/tTgv1PHuyg

— Vox (@voxdotcom) March 26, 2019

More to come!

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