Mitt Romney said there is now “greater urgency” in the presidential election after the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold President Obama’s health care plan.
“What happened yesterday calls for greater urgency, I believe, in the election,” Romney said, speaking at a private fundraiser at a Manhattan restaurant, his first remarks since his statement in Washington Thursday. “I think people recognize that if you want to replace ‘Obamacare,’ you’ve got to replace President Obama.
“And the urgency of doing that is something which is galvanizing people across the county,” Romney said. “I think many people assumed that the Supreme Court would do the work that was necessary in repealing ‘Obamacare.’ It did not get that job done.”
Romney went on to say that the legislation will cost “$500 billion in taxes” and cut “Medicare by $500 billion,” similar claims that he made Thursday in the immediate aftermath of the decision.
That sense of “urgency” is also being touted by the campaign in fundraising numbers.
Since the decision was handed down, the Romney campaign reports it has received 42,000 donations to the sum of $4.2 million in support of a repeal of the law, and that the number is still growing.