Republican Senator ‘Appalled’ By Trump’s Health Care Decision

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said she’s “surprised” and “appalled” by the Trump administration’s decision to argue in court that the Affordable Care Act should be thrown out, according to Axios.

Collins told Axios she intended to write to Attorney General William Barr about the Department of Justice’s decision.

“I’m appalled,” she told Axios. “I think the Justice Department has a duty to defend the duly enacted laws … I was surprised and disappointed. If the president disagrees with a law, then he should ask Congress to repeal or change that law. He should not try to get rid of it through the courts.”

“This is something I vehemently disagree with, and I hope that the courts do not go along with what the Justice Department has requested,” Collins told News Center Maine. “This is many times worse because now the Justice Department is trying to strike down the entire law, rather than trying to invalidate just provisions that the Department views as unconstitutional.”

Read more at The Hill.