Former Minnesota Governor and presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty tells Newsmax it’s “head-spinning” how many times the Obama administration has changed its position on the healthcare reform bill — and insists that the fight to overturn Obamacare is “just beginning.”
The Republican lawmaker, who has been named as a strong contender for selection as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate, was asked if he would accept that role if offered, and he said simply: “Anybody would be honored to be asked to run for vice president.”
Pawlenty served as Minnesota’s governor from 2003 to 2011, after five terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives. He officially announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in May 2011, but dropped out in August and endorsed Mitt Romney in September 2011.
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, Pawlenty was asked if he agrees with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and several other governors who say they will reject Obamacare and refuse to implement the law.
“I certainly did when I was governor of Minnesota, including turning back or refusing federal money that was attached to implementing part of it,” he said.
“My view is that it is a bad law. I know Governor Romney believes that’s not the way forward for our nation, and I think governors are saying this is something that should be tackled on a state-by-state basis. We shouldn’t have a top-down, heavy-handed, Washington, D.C.-directed approach to healthcare reform.
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