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Clyburn: If Obamacare’s knocked down, Obama should run against Supreme Court

Vince Coglianese Editorial Director

If Obamacare is struck down, President Obama should run against the Supreme Court, said Rep. James Clyburn Monday morning.

In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the South Carolina Democrat suggested that Obama make his chief political adversary the high court if his health care reform law is deemed unconstitutional.

“In terms of the Congress, I believe that it would be off-base for us to do that, but for the president, I don’t think it is,” Clyburn said. “I think the president ought to take a look at what happened in years before — we’ve seen presidents run against Congress and we’ve seen presidents run against the Supreme Court. Franklin Roosevelt did it to the Supreme Court; [Harry] Truman did it to the Congress.”

Oral arguments before the Supreme Court ended last week and the justices have begun the process of deliberating on the law’s fate.

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H/T: The Hill