For Amie Hoeber, Some Laws are More Settled Than Others
6th District Congressional candidate Amie Hoeber took to Twitter today to voice her opinion about Obamacare.
As your Congresswoman, I will vote to repeal Obamacare https://t.co/u9gcJdc7qj
— Amie for Congress (@amieforcongress) January 11, 2016
This is great news. It’s always fantastic to see a Republican Congressional candidate vow to take to Congress and overturn a bad law to make life for the American people just a little bit better.
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The problem for Amie Hoeber, of course, is the fact that it exposes her as an absolute hypocrite.
Let us take you back to last Thursday night and the 6th District Republican Congressional Debate. You may have heard by now that I asked a question about abortion to Amie Hoeber. Twice. Neither time did she ever answer the question directly if she was pro-abortion or pro-life, but she did fall back consistently on the principle of “settled law”:
“I’m a mother. I’m a stepmother. I’m a grandmother,” she said. “I think I understand in ways unique to this group of candidates about the preciousness of life. But I believe the abortion question has been settled by law, and I support the law of the United States.”
So when it comes to abortion, Hoeber believes that the issue is settled law and doesn’t want to take a position on the issue. But when it comes to the repeal of Obamacare, she’s all in on declaring that she will vote to repeal it. However, by Hoeber’s own definition, Obamacare is “settled law.”
Don’t get me wrong; I’m happy to see that Amie Hoeber has taken a position on an issue. I’m happy to see that she has taken a position to work toward repealing Obamacare. But her position on the repeal of Obamacare makes it obvious that her refusal to answer a simple yes or not question about her position on abortion was a poorly executed attempt at political jujitsu to avoid articulating the pro-abortion position that she has.
The 6th District deserves better than this.