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Rep. Fleming DEMANDS the Truth on Kagan Involvement in Obamacare Defense

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Washington, Jun 30, 2011 | Michael Tadeo (202.225.2777) | comments

Rep. Fleming DEMANDS the Truth on Kagan Involvement in Obamacare Defense

Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Fleming, M.D. released the following statement today after sending a letter to the House Judiciary Committee, with the support of 48 of his House colleagues, calling for an immediate investigation of Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's involvement in Obamacare legal defense activities during her tenure as Solicitor General in the Obama Administration. Supreme Court Justice Kagan was nominated by President Obama and confirmed to the high court by the Democrat controlled Senate in 2010. (Click Here to view a copy of the letter)

"Today I'm proud to join 48 of my House colleagues in requesting the House Judiciary Committee to investigate the extent to which Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan was involved in Obamacare legal defense activities during her tenure as Solicitor General, and whether that involvement should warrant her recusal from Obamacare cases per federal law.  Determining the extent of Justice Kagan's involvement is imperative for Americans to have confidence in the impartiality of the Supreme Court. Further, I find it deeply troubling that groups investigating this matter have continued to be stonewalled by the Justice Department. Americans have a legitimate right to know the truth," said Congressman Fleming.

Congressman Fleming added, "If Obamacare is such a great law like President Obama claims, then why are there dozens of lawsuits pending in the courts against it? The reason is the law is fundamentally unconstitutional, and it is just a matter of time before it begins to unravel.  As a practicing physician for over 30 years, I know firsthand that Obamacare is a trojan horse which is why it needs to be repealed, defunded, and replaced with free market solutions that put the patient first in health care decisions rather than a panel unelected bureaucrats that will ration health care."  

BACKGROUND:
On May 18, Judicial Watch released 24 pages of printed emails from DOJ's Office of the Solicitor General which they obtained (in coordination with the Media Research Center) through a FOIA lawsuit.  The emails, which date from January through June of 2010, are exchanges between then Solicitor General Elena Kagan and her colleagues regarding planning sessions for coordinating the Administration's legal defense of Obamacare.  The emails – which are but a fraction of the relevant emails DOJ acknowledges it's withholding – leave little doubt that Justice Kagan actively participated in formulating the Administration's defense strategy of Obamacare during her tenure as Solicitor General.  For additional details, and to read the emails, click here: http://www.judicialwatch.org/news/2011/may/documents-raise-questions-about-supreme-court-justice-kagan-s-role-obamacare-defense-s

Dr. John Fleming is Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a physician and small business owner and represents the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana.

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