(PEWAUKEE, Wis.) — Mitt Romney said on Tuesday that if President Obama is trying to intimidate the Supreme Court during its deliberations on the health care law, he doesn’t think “that would work,” calling the president’s comments a “curious turn of events.”
“I don’t think that would work,” Romney said during an interview on Fox News’ Fox & Friends in which he was asked whether he believes Obama is trying to intimidate the Supreme Court justices into making a decision that would favor the controversial health care overhaul.
“I also think it’s quite a curious turn of events to start complaining about an activist court,” Romney added.
Romney was referring to comments Obama made on Monday when he offered what sounded like a warning to the court, saying, “I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”
The president later added that he would “just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint, that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and — and passed law. Well, there’s a good example, and I’m pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step.”
Romney said that the “whole point” of the Supreme Court is to be a court that upholds the Constitution, not one that becomes an “activist court” that departs from the Constitution.
“In this case, the court is doing the job they were put in place to do,” Romney said.
“They will opine whether Obamacare violates the Constitution,” he said before repeating that he believes the court will find that it is unconstitutional.
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