After the U.S. Supreme Court announced its vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act on June 25, presidential candidates soon started commenting on social media.
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton tweeted “Yes!” in a post moments after the court’s decision was revealed.
“Yes! SCOTUS affirms what we know is true in our hearts & under the law: Health insurance should be affordable & available to all. – H,” the tweet read.
She later posted a picture of herself with President Barack Obama in which she was hugging the commander in chief. She used the same photograph earlier this year to celebrate the legislation’s five-year anniversary in March.
She released a lengthier statement about an hour later that criticized Republican attempts to undo the president’s signature domestic achievement.
“Now that the Supreme Court has once again re-affirmed the ACA as the law of the land, it’s time for Republican attacks to end. It’s time to move on,” Clinton’s statement said.
Republican presidential contenders used Twitter and Facebook to send messages about the Supreme Court’s decision, as well.
Carly Fiorina wrote on her Facebook page, “It is outrageous that the Supreme Court once again rewrote Obamacare to save this deeply flawed law despite the plain text and in the face of overwhelming evidence that the law is not working for the majority of Americans.”
Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted, “I disagree with the Court’s ruling and believe they have once again erred in trying to correct the mistakes made by President Obama … and Congress in forcing Obamacare on the American people.”
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush used his campaign website to deliver a more specific message: “I am disappointed by today’s Supreme Court ruling in the King v. Burwell case. But this decision is not the end of the fight against Obamacare.”
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