Marking the second anniversary of President Obama’s signature health care legislation, Sen. Lindsay Graham poked fun at the law and Vice President Joe Biden by calling it a “big f-ing mess.”
Alluding to the vice president’s now infamous whisper to President Obama after the bill's passage—saying it was a “big f---ing deal”—Graham said the law is now damaged political goods for Democrats.
“Well, now, it’s becoming a big f-ing mess for the Democratic Party and the country as a whole,” he said on CNN’s State of the Union.
He said that a lot of Democrats are hoping the legislation gets struck down, or at least watered down, by the Supreme Court. But Graham, R-S.C., did not predict what the Supreme Court would eventually decide.
“From a political point of view, this is probably the centerpiece of the debate in the fall: the proper role of government,” he said.
Graham said there are several aspects of the legislation that he liked. But instead of the large overhaul that’s in place, he called for the passage of several small bills, saying, “that’s not going to bankrupt the country.”