Only somewhat delusional? Rep. West is too nice.
Rep. Allen West on Friday called Nancy Pelosi “somewhat delusional” for refusing to say that the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act constitutes a tax, and likened the mandate to forcing people to “buy a 9mm Glock.”
“I think that former Speaker Pelosi is somewhat delusional,” West said on Fox News. “You have to remember that this is the person who said that we have to pass this bill in order to find out what is in his bill. So there has been a deception against the American people from the onset.”
After the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s health care law Thursday, Republicans pounced on the president and Democratic lawmakers for having argued during the health care debate that the individual mandate was not a tax. The high court said in its decision that Congress could require almost all Americans to buy health insurance through its authority to tax.