WASHINGTON (CN) — The morning after the Trump administration told the Supreme Court that Obamacare “must fall” without the tax on people who do not purchase health insurance, Democrats offered swift reproof Friday.
“It is unfathomable that, as we gathered here late at night last night, in the midst of a pandemic, the White House, the administration in the dark of night filed their brief in the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told reporters Friday at the Capitol.
The legal fight over the future of Obamacare has come into sharp focus since March, when the Supreme Court agreed to again consider the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Democrats argue Republicans have been trying to use the court to invalidate a law they could not defeat legislatively when in unified control of the federal government.
The Trump administration filed its merits brief late Thursday, giving the first look at the arguments it will raise when the high court hears a challenge to the constitutionality of the signature legislative accomplishment of the Obama administration.