Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi tells Newsmax that she is looking forward to arguing the state’s suit against the Obama healthcare law before the U.S. Supreme Court, calling it “one of the biggest cases of our lifetime.”
Florida and 26 other states have filed suit over the new law, contending it’s unconstitutional to force people to buy health insurance. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in March and is expected to decide by the end of June, Bondi said.
“This is truly a case of great national importance, if not one of the biggest cases of our lifetime. Because it’s so much more than about healthcare,” she told Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview.
“If the federal government can do this, they can force us to do anything,” she said.
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Bondi said she believes the justices will rule in the states’ favor.
“I am just confident that the U.S. Supreme Court is going to do the right thing,” she said. “I firmly believe it is unconstitutional.”
But however the justices rule, she said, the country needs a decision on the matter.
“We’ve been telling President Obama constantly, we need a resolution,” Bondi said.
She said the healthcare reform would inevitably play a major role in the general election.
Bondi has endorsed Mitt Romney’s presidential bid, even though Massachusetts’ healthcare law was enacted while he was governor of that state. She said the attorneys general of a majority of the states involved in the Obamacare suit were backing Romney.
“I feel he has the executive experience as a governor. I feel he is prepared to hit the ground running,” she said.
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