If there were cheers or clinking of champagne glasses in the West Wing when the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's landmark health care overhaul, they were awfully quiet. But maybe not for long: Obama "will speak in the next few hours," an administration official told Yahoo News.
The president had been scheduled to be in the Oval Office with Vice President Joe Biden when the ruling came down, but reporters seeking out press secretary Jay Carney shortly after 10 am were delayed by Secret Service in the West Wing as Obama apparently made his way there from the residence section of the White House, according to an aide.
But while Obama kept quiet, Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who drove the law to passage in the House by the narrowest of margins, took to Twitter to declare victory.
"Victory for the American people! Millions of American families and children will have certainty of health care benefits + affordable care," she tweeted.