WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri March 15, 2013
McConnell Renews Pledge to Repeal Obamacare in Speech to Conservatives
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is vowing to repeal President Obama’s sweeping health care law. He spoke Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Senator McConnell stood next to a seven-foot tower of 20,000 pages of health care rules and regulations. He called it a “monument to liberalism,” and said Republicans will not back down from the fight.
“Obamacare should be repealed root and branch," exclaimed McConnell.
As McConnell faces re-election next year, political observers are waiting to see if the five-term senator gets a challenge within the GOP from tea party backers.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee responded to McConnell’s speech in a statement by Chair Matt Canter.
“Even many conservative Republicans acknowledge that Mitch McConnell is a huge part of the problem in Washington," suggested Canter.