Corker: Health Care Won’t Be Repealed

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) says to forget about repealing health care reform.

“The fact is that’s not going to happen, OK?” Corker said today at Vanderbilt University. He also said last week that repeal is “probably not going to be practical.”In order to repeal health care reform, its opponents would need either a majority in Congress and a Republican president, or a veto-proof majority, neither of which is likely in the next few years.

Several Republicans, however, have vowed to try to repeal the legislation — or at least run on repeal. But even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who says his party’s slogan will be “Repeal and Replace,” won’t say they’ll actually try to undo the legislation.

But Corker, at least, seems to be nipping the notion in the bud.

Late update (4/2/2010): Corker now backtracks, saying he meant repeal won’t happen before 2012.