June 17, 2021

Grassley Statement on Supreme Court Decision in ACA Lawsuits

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the following statement in light of the 7 to 2 Supreme Court ruling to dismiss pending lawsuits against the Affordable Care Act for lack of standing.  
“Last fall when the Senate was considering Justice Barrett’s nomination for the court, my Democratic colleagues tried to sow a tale of demise for the ACA and health care as we know it in order to block an eminently qualified and fair-minded jurist from a seat on the high court and affect the upcoming election. They directly imputed that the justice was nominated for that express purpose, and knew better. They lied, lied, lied.  
“Today’s decision by the court, supported by Justice Barrett and Justice Kavanaugh, exposes those Democrats’ lies for what they were: a political gambit and sacrifice of their own integrity. The Democrat narrative was spun up to mislead and spread fear. It was false. As I said at the time, it’s a fool’s errand to predict how any judge will rule, and I expect Supreme Court Justices to rule according to the law—not based on some preferred outcome.  
My colleagues on the other side of the aisle owe the American people an explanation for their misleading tacticsTheir sordid track record of predicting doom any time the Senate considers a nominee from a Republican president ought to serve as a reflection of their credibility during future nomination debates”