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Cantor: Obama Should Request HCR Case Go Straight To SCOTUS

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"I call on President Obama and Attorney General Holder to join Attorney General Cuccinelli in requesting that this case be sent directly to the U.S. Supreme Court," Cantor said. "In this challenging environment, we must not burden our states, employers, and families with the costs and uncertainty created by this unconstitutional law, and we must take all steps to resolve this issue immediately."

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"Today's ruling is a clear affirmation that President Obama's health care law is unconstitutional. The efforts of Governor McDonnell and Attorney General Cuccinelli have raised legitimate concerns and ensured that the people of the Commonwealth will have their rights protected against this unconstitutional law. Ultimately, we must ensure that no American will be forced by the federal government to purchase health insurance they may not need, want, or be able to afford.

"To ensure an expedited process moving forward, I call on President Obama and Attorney General Holder to join Attorney General Cuccinelli in requesting that this case be sent directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. In this challenging environment, we must not burden our states, employers, and families with the costs and uncertainty created by this unconstitutional law, and we must take all steps to resolve this issue immediately.

"Further, once the new Republican Majority assumes control of the House in January, we will pass a clean repeal of ObamaCare. Once that measure is passed, I hope that Leader Reid and the U.S. Senate will finally listen to the majority of Americans who oppose ObamaCare and follow suit."

(h/t National Review)

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