We can’t get enough Trey Gowdy. Heck, we’re almost of the mind to ask for a man-date with him.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) accused President Barack Obama of misleading women in order to win reelection by advertising a contraceptive mandate in ObamaCare that he knew would be struck down by the Supreme Court.
“He knows he’s not going to win this at the Supreme Court, but he won in 2012, and that was his real objective,” Gowdy said in an appearance on Fox News’s “On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren.”
As ObamaCare has been implemented, a provision requiring employer-provided health insurance to offer free birth control has met with fierce opposition. While churches are exempted from the rule, religiously based organizations and for-profit corporations are not.
Several companies, including Hobby Lobby, have sued, claiming that the forced provision of birth control violates their owners’ religious beliefs and is illegal under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act as well as the First Amendment.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear Hobby Lobby’s case after the company succeeded in winning an injunction against the mandate in July.
Gowdy predicted that the Supreme Court will decisively strike down the mandate as illegal, and claimed that Obama was equally aware this was the likely outcome.