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Lawmakers Walk Back Celebratory SCOTUS Health Care Tweets

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., speaks to reporters following his meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Holder wants a House panel to drop plans to try to hold him in contempt of Congress, and the panel's chairman wants more Justice Department documents regarding Operation Fast and Furious, a flawed gun-smuggling probe in Arizona. Holder and Rep. Darrell Issa, a California Republican, met in an effort to resolve their dispute over the investigation of Fast and Furious by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that Issa chairs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

June 28, 2012
issa2.jpgThe Supreme Court ruled that the individual mandate portion of the health care law was, indeed, constitutional. But there was some confusion, as some news outlets initially reported that the individual mandate was unconstitutional. And in that period of confusion, some members of Congress tweeted out premature celebratory messages. A number of these tweets no longer appear in the lawmakers' timelines, raising the question of whether they were deleted.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, tweeted "Individual mandate struck down.#SCOTUS clears the path for#SinglePayer #ACA #HCR #CNN."

Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., tweeted "Individual Mandate ruled unconstitutional. Let Freedom Ring."

(RELATED: Congress Reacts to Ruling)

Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., tweeted "Breaking - #SupremeCourt strikes #individualmandate. Great news for American people, victory for constitution. #Obamacare."

Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich. tweeted "This is a big win for #liberty & the #Constitution." And that tweet appears to remain in Amash's timeline and was retweeted by Rep. Darrell Issa.

(RELATED: How Individual Justices Ruled on Health Care)

Photo: Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., speaks to reporters June 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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