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February 7, 2016

Tweeting With All Due Deliberation

For anyone doubting that the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act came as a bit of a surprise, the folks over at the Sunlight Foundation have collected on its Politwoops site the tweets of GOP Members of Congress who, going off of erroneous cable news reporting, celebrated the striking down of the individual mandate.

The Members quickly deleted their tweets, but Politwoops has immortalized their flubs:

Rep. Aaron Schock
Individual Mandate ruled unconstitutional…still developing….

Rep. Darrell Issa
RT @repjustinamash: This is a big win for #liberty & the #Constitution

Rep. Tom Rooney
Breaking – #SupremeCourt strikes #individualmandate. Great news for American people, victory for constitution. #Obamacare

Rep. Dennis Ross
Individual Mandate ruled unconstitutional. Let Freedom Ring.

Rep. Virginia Foxx
#UNCONSTITUTIONAL: #SCOTUS overturns #Obamacare’s individual insurance #mandate. Developing…

Rep. Buck McKeon
Breaking: #Obamacare individual mandate ruled unconstitutional. More to come…


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