Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) warned Republican House members not to to celebrate if the Supreme Court rules against the healthcare law.
“There will be no spiking of the ball,” he wrote in a memo to the conference.
“Republicans are focused on the economy … We will not celebrate at a time when millions of our fellow Americans remain out of work.”
The memo came after a tense morning when the Supreme Court could have issued its ruling, but did not.
The next possible day for a decision is Monday, June 25. Justices could also issue a ruling later next week.
In the memo, Boehner did not address how GOP members should act if the law is upheld.
He repeated that the House will vote to repeal any part of the law, which he referred to as “ObamaCare,” left standing by the Supreme Court, and that any attempt to enact new reforms will be “step-by-step.”
“Republicans will not repeat the Democrats’ mistakes,” he wrote. “We won’t rush to pass a massive bill the American people don’t support.”
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