From an article this morning in Politico about lawmakers who lost their seats in Congress in 2010 — at least in part as a result of their votes in support of the Affordable Care Act:
“Former Rep. Bob Etheridge has little doubt that his health care vote cost him his reelection in 2010.
But now, as he tends cattle on his North Carolina farm and awaits an epic Supreme Court ruling on the most consequential legislative vote of his Capitol Hill career, he’s got no regrets: ‘I wouldn’t have lost if I hadn’t voted for it, but there’s a time when you gotta do the right thing. And I did the right thing….’
Etheridge said if the law is invalidated, it would ‘define the Roberts court.’
‘Whatever the Supreme Court may do on Thursday, people are still going to get sick. But if they don’t have access to health care, they aren’t going to get well. You don’t have to be very bright to figure that out,’ he said.”
You can read the entire article by clicking here.