PELOSI TELLS CO-HOSTS CHARLIE ROSE AND ERICA HILL, “WHAT GOVERNOR ROMNEY IS PUTTING FORTH IS THE SAME WARMED-OVER STEW THAT PRESIDENT BUSH ADVOCATED AND WHAT GOT US IN THIS FIX IN THE FIRST PLACE”
PELOSI ON THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE: “I THINK IT WILL BE A 6-3 IN OUR FAVOR — WE’LL BE PREPARED FOR ANY EVENTUALITY”
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi shared her views on presidential campaign tactics and the future of health care with co-hosts Charlie Rose and Erica Hill, live today, June 15, 2012, on CBS THIS MORNING on the CBS Television Network (7:00 AM – 9:00 AM).
Below is an excerpt from the interview.
ROSE: Do the Democrats believe the effective way to campaign in this election is to blame President Bush?
PELOSI: It's not a question of blaming President Bush. I think the whole world knows that President Bush got us into this fix in the first place. The point is what Governor Romney is putting forth is the same warmed-over stew that President Bush advocated and what got us in this fix in the first place. You have to point out the different paths that the two candidates are taking and President Obama is going forward. Governor Romney is taking us back to the Bush policies.
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ROSE: Are you prepared for the fact that the Supreme Court may declare either a part or a whole of the health care that you passed and helped passed unconstitutional? And what will you do if the Supreme Court says that?
PELOSI: I think that we are ironclad on the constitutionality of the bill. We believe in the Constitution, we believe in judicial review.
ROSE: What if the Supreme Court says it's unconstitutional and that's it? What do you do? What happens to health care?
PELOSI: I think it will be 6-3 in our favor. There are a couple of options. One is that they declare the whole bill unconstitutional, and the other is that it's severable and take pieces. We'll be prepared for any eventuality.
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