Chad Connelly, Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, today released a statement of support on behalf of the state GOP for the ObamaCare nullification effort in the Palmetto State.

Rep. Bill Chumley and Sen. Lee Bright introduced legislation that nullifies ObamaCare mandates in South Carolina and makes it a crime for the federal government to enforce it in the state.

Groups from around the state converged in Columbia for a rally in support of the effort to nullify ObamaCare.

At the rally of at least 400 people, Chairman Connelly said in a statement read by a state Republican Party official, “The SCGOP fully supports our state legislators as they defend states’ rights and the Tenth Amendment.”

Those attending the rally personally approached their state senators and representatives to ask them to co-sponsor the legislation which would make it a felony to enforce ObamaCare punishable by up to five years in prison.

The nullification bill is not the only legislation related to ObamaCare that the General Assembly is expected to tackle this year. Lawmakers are also expected to consider whether to expand Medicaid to cover those with low income. The federal government would reimburse South Carolina for the expense initially, with the state required to cover a portion of the costs afterwords leading some to worry it might break the bank.

As the debate about how to handle the Medicaid issue continues, Chairman Chad Connelly’s apprehension to all of ObamaCare is clear saying, “South Carolina cannot afford to sit idly by while ObamaCare is implemented in our state.”


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3 Responses to SCGOP Chair: SC Republican Party Backs ObamaCare Nullification

  1. […] this month, Chad Connelly had a statement of support read at the “Nullify ObamaCare Rally” backing grassroots activists across South […]

  2. […] Earl Capps, an anti-tea party blogger and part-time college professor has gone on the offense against the effort to nullify ObamaCare in South Carolina even as it is gaining traction and is supported by prominent Republicans like Sen. Tom Davis, Sen. Lee Bright, Rep. Bill Chumley, and SCGOP Chairman Chad Connelly. […]

  3. […] Daniel Encarnacion at Republican Liberty Caucus has the statement of SCGOP Chair Connelly: […]

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