Mike Huckabee on Health Care Ruling: 'Nice to See the Courts Upholding the Constitution'
On Monday, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee -- who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and may do so again in 2012 -- offered his thoughts on a federal judge ruling that the health care law backed by President Barack Obama was unconstitutional.
“A federal judge in Florida became the second judge to declare the individual health care mandate portion of Obamacare unconstitutional,” said Huckabee. “This ruling, based on a lawsuit filed by 26 states, said that Congress exceeded its authority by imposing an individual mandate on the American people. Then, the ruling went even further, saying that since the individual mandate was not severable from the health care law, the entire law must fall.
“We all know that this case will ultimately be decided by the United States Supreme Court, but this is an extremely important ruling,” added Huckabee. “For those of us who have been opposed to Obamacare all along, it’s nice to see the courts upholding the Constitution. I hope the Supreme Court follows suit.”