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Eric Cantor Says House Will Vote On Health Care Repeal Next Month: VIDEO


Republicans are absolutely itching to fight back against the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's health care law the Supreme Court upheld yesterday, and now it seems they'll get their chance.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor appeared on CBS' This Morning today and said he and his Republican colleagues in the House are planning a vote for early next month:

"We know that most of the American people don't like this law," Cantor said on CBS' This Morning Friday. The House, he said will "look towards the kind of health care people want," which he said is "patient-centered."

Cantor said that the Republican-led House will take up a repeal vote on July 11th, after Congress comes back from its July 4th recess. The House first voted to repeal the law in January 2011, soon after Republicans took control. The move, however, was essentially symbolic.

The Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell also said Thursday that Congress should repeal the law, but Democrats have control of the Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, meanwhile, is telling the GOP to get over it. Our Supreme Court has spoken. The matter is settled," the Democrat said yesterday. "It's time for Republicans to stop fighting yesterday's battles."

Watch video of Cantor's remarks AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. These house cretins can vote all they want, it will go no where. Health care is here to stay. Get over it.... Moving on.

    Posted by: Dale | Jun 29, 2012 9:08:07 AM

  2. Only in America would a bunch of obese diabetes ridden people fight mandatory healthcare.

    Posted by: TONEZ | Jun 29, 2012 9:09:13 AM

  3. You go right ahead, you retrograde dipwad.

    Posted by: MikeMick | Jun 29, 2012 9:13:21 AM

  4. All the Republicans want to do is win a fight, so they can squawk about it and use it as propaganda to get Romney elected. They are going nowhere fast, and unfortunately, are trying to take the American people with them.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jun 29, 2012 9:16:33 AM

  5. So damn sick of Eric...Banter.

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | Jun 29, 2012 9:18:03 AM

  6. So damn sick of Eric...Banter.

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | Jun 29, 2012 9:18:04 AM

  7. I'd say he's the worst Republican in the world, but we have such rich options: Boehner, Gingrich, and Bush come to mind. Still, there's something especially noxious about Cantor.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jun 29, 2012 9:19:25 AM

  8. Cantor can start by getting rid of his own health care -- whcih as a Congressman he and his family now get for free.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jun 29, 2012 9:26:04 AM

  9. The stupidity of this on its face alone is epic. The House has a process for exercising its displeasure with the law, a court ruling, or some other government action: non-binding resolutions. Since the Senate will never pass this bill (and Cantor knows this), drafting the bill is not only pointless, but ignoring the prescribed method by which such single-house complaints are to be made.

    In short: another example that the House GOP not only is out of touch with the country, but also with the parliamentary procedures governing its body.

    Posted by: Mike8787 | Jun 29, 2012 9:28:38 AM

  10. Besides the plethora of choices on why this is so idiotic, they've had at least two years and I've not once heard the "what" of replace when they talk about repeal and replace this law. I know it's difficult because this current law IS/WAS the Republican plan for years, but come on people, if you want to replace it, surely you've had enough time (between defunding planned parenthood and holding Holder in contempt) to write a new law that is better. So let's have it. We're all waiting......

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Jun 29, 2012 9:37:32 AM

  11. "The American people..." You do not speak for the American people. Constitutionally you only speak for your district. Let the Tea's set up a course for you to understand the basics.LOL

    Posted by: Gus | Jun 29, 2012 9:38:46 AM

  12. Enough of the sour grapes, already! GET OVER IT. MOVE ON.

    And secondly, will somebody PLEASE take him out back and beat the crap out of him? And when done, whisper in his ear "America has spoken"?

    Posted by: 99% | Jun 29, 2012 9:42:53 AM

  13. What a bunch of self-centered, self-serving crybaby’s. There are not enough votes for repeal and they know it, so yes, let's waste more of the taxpayers’ time and money by voting on something that will go nowhere.

    This do-nothing Republican congress, led by Boehner said to the American people in 2010, "give us power and we'll create jobs". WHERE ARE THE JOBS BONER! How about a jobs bill instead of this daily circus!

    Posted by: Paul | Jun 29, 2012 9:46:04 AM

  14. The simple solution Vote them out.
    Yes there are "some interesting Democrats"...
    BUT as I mentioned before as Americans we cannot afford to let additional Republicans to enter either Congress or the Senate this coming fall. Let alone the White House.

    Posted by: anthony | Jun 29, 2012 9:46:47 AM

  15. Got gay? I'm so sick of these closet case Repugs.

    Posted by: DJ | Jun 29, 2012 9:56:07 AM

  16. He looks like a rat to me.

    Posted by: joest | Jun 29, 2012 9:59:24 AM

  17. "It's time for Republicans to stop fighting yesterday's battles."

    Yesterday’s battles? More like last century’s battles...

    Posted by: ichabod | Jun 29, 2012 10:00:29 AM

  18. What idiots. I really really hope their tail wagging is used to smash them into the ground on election day.

    Posted by: Polyboy | Jun 29, 2012 10:01:35 AM

  19. there's that lasor-like focus on jobs, again! Im so pround of the House. They really know how to get down to business and look for ways to put america back to work

    Posted by: stevenelliot | Jun 29, 2012 10:08:15 AM

  20. Well Boo Dee f*&#ing Hoo! Republicans wasting tax payers time and money with another pointless vote.

    Moving Forward!!!

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Jun 29, 2012 10:28:25 AM

  21. funny

    the latest polls from Cantor's supposedly safe conservative district show that he is now very vulnerable to be unseated by dem challenger 2012


    bring it cantor, continue being shande fur de goyim

    Posted by: say what | Jun 29, 2012 10:34:35 AM

  22. PS

    here is a link to his DEM challengers site

    Democrat Wayne Powell, a 30-year army vet, whose son is currently serving in Afghanistan.

    send some $ love...even $1 (more if you can)

    Posted by: say what | Jun 29, 2012 10:38:03 AM

  23. @SAY WHAT: thanks for the link. I just contributed via ActBlue. I no longer support Democratic organizations and fundraising because too often some of that money goes to support DINOs. I now contribute directly to the candidate's campaign fund, so I know I'm using my money to support progressive candidates. I cannot afford much, but if everyone just contributed a few dollars when they can (skip a latte or a pack of cigarettes)we could probably help to throw out creeps like the professional whiner Cantor.

    Posted by: Bob R | Jun 29, 2012 11:13:47 AM

  24. CNN poll states majority of voters WANT Obamacare so who is this idiot listening to? Why the republlican demons that are saying NO to a n*****r in the White House. That is REALLY what this is all about.
    Yes 55% 2239
    No 45% 1804

    Posted by: Pointed | Jun 29, 2012 11:47:14 AM

  25. Translation: We will continue our tradition of wasting everyone's time.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Jun 29, 2012 1:09:36 PM

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