Rep. Bridenstine on Obamacare: ‘Just Because The Supreme Court Rules On Something Doesn’t Necessarily Mean That That’s Constitutional’

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After just over two months in office, Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine has already set the tone for his first two-year term in Congress as a leader who cares more about principle than party.

For instance, the 37-year-old native of Tulsa, Okla. did not vote for John Boehner to be Speaker of the House and tried last week to get the House to vote to defund Obamacare despite push back from House leadership.

Before coming to Congress, Bridenstine served his country by flying combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. He never ran for public office before deciding with his friends in his living room to challenge Republican Rep. John Sullivan, who had voted to increase the debt limit. Bridenstine surprised many by defeating Sullivan in the primary before cruising to victory in the general election last November.

Bridenstine says Obamacare “is a government takeover” and says Chief Justice John Roberts is “incorrect” on the Affordable Care Act being a tax. He says he wants “Congress to take back its constitutional authority.”


“Just because the Supreme Court rules on something doesn’t necessarily mean that that’s constitutional,” he said.

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  • Kent2012

    Whoops, first it was Sen Coburn slamming the waste in government, then we have Joe Wilson saying that kenyan boy is a liar, then Sen Cruz jumps up and spends 13 hours making the administration into a pincushion, now Rep Bridenstine has suggested that the supremes are not so supreme. I wonder if we have a wonderful roll on of calling out kenyan boy and his appointees?? hope so……

  • reggiec

    Many in politics from the legislative, administrative branches and or judges cite “precedent” as a justification for the violations of our rights as guaranteed in The Constitution of These United States of America. Precedent only describes what has been done and GOTTEN AWAY WITH, not if it was done in compliance with the supreme law of the land or in accordance with the oath of office to uphold The Constitution.
    Bridenstine apparently has realized this, now we just need the rest of Congress to see the light.

  • 1_Eddie_1

    I like this man, he has the courage of his convictions. He is as American as apple pie.

  • Correct. The Supreme Court, like the Administrative and Congressional branches of gov’mint all work for the people. When the Supreme Court no longer believes or likes the constitution it is time for an overhaul. Calling O-care a tax is like saying a wolf is just a long-toothed, clawed, carniverous sheep.