GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney has predicted the Supreme Court will rule President Obama’s healthcare law is unconstitutional in a “clear-cut” case.
The prediction represented Romney’s first comments on the High Court’s decision to consider the healthcare law. The court is expected to weigh in next summer, just as the presidential election kicks into high gear.
Healthcare is seen as a vulnerability for Romney, who championed a healthcare law in Massachusetts often compared to Obama’s legislation.
On Thursday, Romney doubled down in his support for the state law while criticizing Obama’s law.
“My view is this is a pretty clear cut case, where the federal government has intruded on the rights of states,” Romney said in an interview with the FOX Business Network. “The commerce clause is being stretched beyond the breaking point, and you’ll see the court strike down this piece of legislation. And we will, instead, put in place a piece of legislation which returns responsibility for the care of health care for the poor to the states where it belongs.”