Thursday, April 5, 2012

Nothing To See Here: DOJ denies President Obama misspoke

President Obama made news this week with his declaration that a Supreme Court finding against the health care reform bill would represent "an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."
A panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals learned of the president's remarks and pointedly ask the government council for an assurance of their client's (Obama's) belief in the Court's power of judicial review.

Attorney General Eric Holder provided that assurance today, concluding with the following:
The President’s remarks were fully consistent with the principles described herein.
While I thought from the outset that Obama's statement was of likely interest to fact checkers, I think this one has a much better chance to stay under the radar. 

I'm counting on you to save the day, Glenn Kessler!

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