President Obama previewed his attack against the Supreme Court, should the body invalidate the Affordable Care Act, during a press conference in the Rose Garden Monday afternoon. Responding to a question about the lawsuit, Obama said that the nation’s high court would be engaging in judicial activism if it overturned the law.
“Ultimately, I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law what was a strong majority of a Democratically elected Congress,” he said.
“I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years all we’ve heard is that the biggest problem is judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint. That an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law. Well, here’s a good example,” he added.
“I continue to be confident that the Supreme Court will uphold the law,” he concluded. Watch it:
Obama also noted that this is not just a political or legal question. “I think it’s important…to remind people that this is not an abstract argument. Peoples lives are affected by the lack of availability of healthcare,” he said, urging commentators to focus on the “human element.”