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DeMint: Congress is “unlikely” to repeal Obamacare




The following was written by John Bowden and originally published on The Hill.

Longtime ObamaCare critic and former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) told the American Legislative Exchange Council last week that he thinks it's unlikely the Republican-controlled House and Senate will successfully repeal ObamaCare.

DeMint told the crowd that it was “no longer possible for the federal government to avoid a disaster," according to comments reported by The Washington Post.

“We have accomplished little more than to slow the growth of spending, slow the growth of debt, slow the growth of regulations,” DeMint said. “It’s very unlikely, after all the promises, that we’re going to repeal ObamaCare and eliminate the federal control of health care.”

“So many look to Washington to make America great again,” DeMint said at the council conference. “Washington cannot do it and it will not do it.”

DeMint and other speakers argued that states need to leverage Article V of the constitution, triggering a convention of the states and beginning the process of amending the constitution.



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