Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a top anti-Obamacare voice, said Chief Justice John Roberts should be sure to sign up for the new health care law since he “loves” it so much.
“I think Congress should never exempt themselves from a law,” Paul said Monday on Fox News. “But then again, I think John Roberts, you know, he loves Obamacare so much — he should get it. Right now, he’s getting a federal employee subsidy. He’s not part of Obamacare. He makes the rest of America—through, I think, convoluted Constitutional logic—he makes us get Obamacare, but he’s exempt. So I have an amendment that I will introduce that says all the federal government gets Obamacare, including federal employees and including John Roberts.”
Roberts, appointed by former President George W. Bush, sided with the court’s liberal members to preserve President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
Paul said he’s “not excited” about members of his staff or other federal employees having to deal with a hike in health care costs under the law.
“But if it’s a good idea–if the president thinks Obamacare is a good idea, and if John Roberts thinks he can twist the Constitution and make Obamacare constitutional, he ought to get it,” Paul said.
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