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.
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.”