Pelosi: Will SCOTUS “Take Subsidies Away”? “No I don’t think so.”

May 14th, 2015

AP reports on an interview with Nancy Pelosi concerning King v. Burwell:

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi predicted Wednesday that Republicans will “rue the day” if the Supreme Court buys their arguments and invalidates tax subsidies for millions of people under President Barack Obama’s health care law. …

“They’re now going to then go out and say we’re going to take subsidies away from people who have health care?” Pelosi said in an interview with The Associated Press in her office overlooking the Supreme Court. “No, I don’t think so.”

“I don’t think it’s going to happen so it’s no use speculating on what I don’t think is going to happen. But it would be bad news for them, it would be really bad news for them,” she said of Republicans. …

Pelosi said she knew the law well and that opponents were relying on a phrase taken “out of context” in pressing their case before the court.

In case you are curious, here is Pelosi’s prediction before NFIB v. Sebelius was decided:

Nancy Pelosi was optimistic. “We believe that this bill constitutionally is ironclad. I expect a 6– 3 ‘aye’ verdict from the Supreme Court.”