(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden says he is confident the Supreme Court will uphold the constitutionality of President Obama’s signature health care legislation.
“We think the mandate and the law is constitutional. And we think the court will rule that way,” Biden told CBS News in an interview to be broadcast Sunday on Face the Nation.
The vice president declined to speculate what would happen if the court overturned the law. “I don’t believe it will happen,” he said. “I just think we should focus on what is the law doing for people now and what would happen if in fact the Republicans were able to repeal it.”
Biden, who has stepped up his defense of President Obama more and more recently, also went after Mitt Romney, telling CBS that the Republican frontrunner has nothing to offer the American middle class.
“This is about the middle class,” he said. “And none of what he’s offering does anything.”
“All they argue is cut. Get rid of that,” Biden said of the GOP economic agenda. “What is the Romney answer? There’s nothing.”
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