Thursday, November 04, 2010
WASHINGTON -- The Senate's Republican leader says congressional lawmakers can and should vote to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, repeatedly if necessary.
If Obama should veto laws repealing the health care overhaul, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says, the House should cancel funding for its programs. As for the Senate, he says that senators should vote against what he calls the law's "most egregious provisions."
In remarks prepared for a speech Thursday to the conservative Heritage Foundation, McConnell says it's all part of the effort to deny Obama a second term in the White House in 2012.
Tuesday's election gave Republicans at least 46 Senate seats next year, making McConnell the leader of a strengthened minority.