Sessions: Obamacare Decision Should Dispel ‘Comforting Illusion’ Courts Can ‘Save Us’

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) grilled attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch on immigration during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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It is up to conservatives — not the courts — to push back against the erosion of the Constitution and restore the power of the American people, Sen. Jeff Sessions argued Thursday.

“The Supreme Court’s Obamacare acrobatics should dispel for good the comforting illusion that we can rely on judges to save us,” Sessions said in a statement.

“Whether on socialized medicine, executive amnesty, or any other action which erodes our Constitution and the authority of Congress, conservatives will have to rally the everyday voting citizen,” he continued.

The Alabamian’s comments came in reaction to the Supreme Courts’ 6-3 ruling in favor of Obamacare in King v. Burwell.

According to Sessions, the decision offers a broader message about the place of the courts. Instead, he argued, conservatives must be the ones to push back against the administration’s overreach.

“There is no greater power than winning the trust and loyalty of the American people. We will need to put down the donor agenda, pick up the banner of the American worker, and carry it to victory,” Sessions added.


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