Democratic Rep.: GOP 'Will Run Away' From ObamaCare in 2014

December 11, 2013 - 2:02 PM

Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.)

Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) AP Photo

(CNSNews.com) -Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) says ObamaCare is working so well that the GOP “will run away” from it and find a different issue to campaign on in 2014.

“The Affordable Healthcare Act is working, it’s working across the nation. It’s actually working in California very, very well and next year I think the Republicans are going to run away from the Affordable Healthcare Act because it is working,” Garamendi said.

The California Democrat made the comments during a Dec. 10th appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal.

“I’ll bet right now, you’re going to see the Republicans find a different issue next fall, because this one is going to be good for Democrats,” Garamendi continued.

Garamendi was one of the 39 House Democrats that voted in November to support Republican Fred Upton’s (R-Mich.) bill that allows health insurers to continue selling plans canceled under ObamaCare through 2014.

The White House has vowed to veto the measure.  Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on the House floor that the Upton bill would ‘unravel’ the Affordable Care Act.