Washington, D.C. – Last week Ex-Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she had no idea how the Supreme Court would rule on Obamacare. Now not only is she saying that the law will be upheld but she is predicting where the votes will fall.
Pelosi said during remarks at The Paley Center for Media in New York,
“Me, I’m predicting 6-3 in favor. We shall see. It’s a lesson in civics and I respect it. I respect the court and the judicial review.”
Pelosi discussed the various ways the law could be affected by a Supreme Court ruling that the “individual mandate” in unconstitutional.
“You could have one piece of it taken out and then you address it one way. That’s called ‘severability. Or they could say, since this is in here, we’re declaring the whole thing unconstitutional.”
During her speech she discussed President Obama’s reaction after a year long battle with Congress was finally over and Obamacare was signed into law.
“The day after it passed, the president called and said, ‘Last night when you passed the health care bill, I was happier than I was when I was elected president of the United States.’ What a beautiful thought. And I said, ‘Well, I was pretty happy last night, too, Mr. President, but not happier than when you were elected president, because if you weren’t elected president, we wouldn’t be having this success today.”
Pelosi also cracked a widely disrespectful joke about Congressional Republicans saying,
“I never could understand why they didn’t believe in family planning and not, like, have 13 children themselves,” she said, and paused before adding, “When you meet some of them you may understand why. But that’s a different story.”
“That was terrible of me,” Pelosi said to laughs. “Shame.”
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on Obamacare in June.