Web Video Highlights Heitkamp’s Desperate Attempt to Distance Herself from ObamaCare
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) today released a web video highlighting the two-year anniversary of Heidi Heitkamp’s boisterous rally in defense of ObamaCare.
The video sheds light on Heitkamp’s competing statements from two years ago ardently supporting ObamaCare versus her current rhetoric attempting to distance herself from President Obama’s job-killing legislation, which is opposed by 70% of North Dakotans.
In 2010, Heidi Heitkamp rallied North Dakotans to support ObamaCare saying “…we have to continue to defend our very, very, very courageous congressional delegation. This is a legacy vote, this is a vote they will look back on and their children will look back on and they will say my red state Democrat grandfather or great-grandfather voted for that bill because it made sense.”
Calling it a “legacy vote,” Heitkamp proudly told the people that the bill would help small businesses and that it would lower health insurance costs.
Since announcing her run for U.S. Senate, however, Heitkamp’s rhetoric on the legislation has changed drastically. As Politico recently noted, Heitkamp claimed she’s frequently stated the legislation wasn’t ideal but was unable to identify one instance of raising concerns about the health care law prior to her run for Senate.
If those weren’t bad enough, The Hill reported last week that Heitkamp is now avoiding saying if she would have voted for the bill.
“Heidi Heitkamp is desperately trying to fool North Dakotans into believing she never supported ObamaCare,” said NRSC Spokesman Lance Trover. “It’s time for Heidi Heitkamp to end the charade and explain to voters why she was such an ardent supporter of President Obama’s job-killing legislation.”