Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Sen. Tim Kaine
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on his intent to vote against cloture and final confirmation for the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court:
“After meeting with Judge Gorsuch and reviewing his testimony and past decisions, I’ve observed that he has repeatedly taken an activist approach to cases involving a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her health. He has made the astounding argument that bosses have an individual right to prevent their company’s female employees from using their own health insurance to buy contraception. He has taken extraordinary steps to force reconsideration
Sitting across the table from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says it is “a dark day.”
RICHMOND (June 28, 2012) – Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will host a live news conference and teleconference call TODAY at 12:15 ET on this morning’s Supreme Court decision on the federal health care law and its effect on Virginia. The Supreme Court upheld the federal mandate that every citizen buy private health insurance or face an annual fine.
The attorney general had the following initial reaction to the decision:
“This is a dark day for the American people, the Constitution, and the rule of law. This is a dark day for American liberty.
“This decision goes against the very principle that America has a federal government of limited powers; a principle that the Founding Fathers clearly wrote into the Constitution, the supreme law of the land. The Constitution was meant to restrict the power of government precisely for the purpose of protecting your liberty and mine from the overreaching hand of the federal government.
“This unprecedented decision says that Congress has the authority to force citizens to buy private goods or face fines – a power it has never had in American history, and a power King George III and Parliament didn’t have over us when we were mere subjects of Great Britain. Since the federal government itself could never articulate to the court a constitutional limit to this power, Congress has gained an unlimited power to force citizens to buy anything.
“I am disappointed with the court’s ruling and with the unprecedented attack on American liberty the president and the previous Congress have created with this law.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: National, Politics
Tags: attorney_general, cuccinelli, Election 2011, Election 2012, health