Barr: I’m Open To Reconsidering DOJ Refusal To Defend Obamacare In Lawsuit

Attorney general nominee William Barr said Tuesday that he would be open to reconsidering the Justice Department’s position on a lawsuit by Republican states attorneys general over Obamacare.

Attorney General Sessions refused to defend Obamacare in court, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) noted during Barr’s confirmation hearing. 

“Would you reverse the Justice Department’s position and defend the Affordable Care Act in court?” the senator asked.

“That is a case that, if I am confirmed, I would like to review the department’s position on that case,” Barr responded. 

Asked if he was “open to reconsidering the position?” Barr responded “yes.”

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