Advocate General Bill Barr taunts Democrats against DOJ's call to take legal action against Obamacare: & # 39; You don't have to worry about anything & # 39; if judges won't do it
- Bill Barr told the Democrats that they should not worry about the DOJ & # 39; s urge to end ACA if so & # 39; n & # 39; scandalous & # 39; idea was
- During a hearing with the subcommittee on hearing, Democratic Congressman Matt Cartwright complained that millions of people would lose health care if Obamacare ended
- & # 39; If you think it's such a scandalous position, you don't have to worry about anything, & # 39; Barr said to Cartwright
- The Department of Justice participates in the general GOP attorneys and the governors in Texas who sue on the grounds that the ACA is unconstitutional
Advocate General Bill Barr insisted that if the position of the government in health care so & # 39; outrageous & # 39; Democrats did not have to worry about this happening in court.
Congressman from Pennsylvania, Matt Cartwright, said during a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday, where Barr testified, that millions would lose their health insurance as a challenge for the Affordable Care Act to win its case in Texas.
"Do you think it is likely that we will prevail?" Barr asked the Democratic congressman, who pointed to the resources that the Justice Department entrusts to the Texas case.
& # 39; We are in a lawsuit. We have to take a position, & # 39; Barr continued. & # 39; I just want to say that if you think it's such a scandalous position that you don't have to worry about anything. Let the court do its job. & # 39;
Attorney General Bill Barr told the Democrats about the credit subcommittee that they didn't have to worry about the pressure of the DOJ to destroy Obamacare, because they believe it's a bizarre position
Matt Cartwright Democratic Congressman from Pennsylvania told Barr that millions would lose health care if the ACA were completely eliminated
A case filed last year in the northern district of Texas claimed that when abolishing the tax penalty for not having health insurance, the whole of the ACA is unconstitutional.
The ongoing lawsuit requires the Texas federal court to prohibit the federal government from implementing, regulating, enforcing, or otherwise acting under the authority of the ACA & # 39 ;.
Under Trump, the DOJ does not defend Obamacare in court and instead seeks complete elimination of the ACA.
Democrats now demand that the Ministry of Justice transfer documents relating to the administration's refusal to defend the affordable healthcare law.
Cartwright said supporting ACA's complete elimination without any plans to replace it was like driving a car from a cliff.
New York Democratic congressman José Serrano said Congress relied on the DOJ to protect the American people, including providing health care
Proponents of Obamacare have insisted on washing away the problems with the ACA instead of ending the program
New York Democratic congressman, José Serrano, agreed with Cartwright and said Congress and American relied on the DOJ to come through for this country & # 39 ;.
& # 39; It is very difficult to see a Ministry of Justice against the law of the country if there are many people – many people – who, if they do not like the whole law, certainly love the pre-existing conditions provision , the ability to put their child on their plans until that person is 26, & Serrano said during the interrogation Tuesday.
& # 39; Maybe you look around and realize, or you pay more attention to the fact that we lean on you to come for this country. And when we see you take sides against the law of the country, choosing parties that we think is not in the interest of the American people, it makes us restless. & # 39;
Barr & # 39; s testimony to the appropriations subcommittee was scheduled to discuss the DOJ budget, but he will return to Capitol Hill in May to answer specific questions regarding Robert Mueller's special advice on the investigation in Russia .
Barr published a summary of the report last month showing that Mueller had found nothing to prove that the Trump camp conspired with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump claims that these findings give him full indemnification.
However, it is unclear whether the Mueller report found that Trump obstructed legal proceedings during the investigation.
Barr said that even when providing the full report to Congress, which he said he would do by the end of the week, he still had to obscure some parts for security reasons.