The nerve of CNN not to tow the party line 100% of the time!
(The Hill) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said tough questions from Supreme Court justices did not indicate how the court would rule and took to task a legal analyst who said otherwise.
Reid reacted to CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin’s remark that the healthcare law “looks like it’s going to be struck down” because of the tenor of the morning’s hearing.
“I’ve been in court a lot more than Jeffrey Toobin and I had arguments, federal, circuit, Supreme Court and hundreds of times before trial courts,” Reid said. “And the questions you get from the judges doesn’t mean that’s what’s going to wind up with the opinion.”
Toobin said earlier in the day that the 2010 healthcare reform law, which Reid ushered through the Senate two years ago, was “in grave, grave trouble.”
“I’m telling you, all of the predictions, including mine, that the justices would not have a problem with this law were wrong,” Toobin said on CNN.