By: Mark Tapscott (Washington Examiner)
White House press secretary Josh Earnest may have given a preview of what could become the worst mistake of President Obama's tenure in the Oval Office.
The Washington Examiner's Ashe Schow points to this exchange Monday regarding the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision.
It followed Earnest vowing that Obama “will work with Congress to make sure that any women affected by this decision will still have the same coverage of vital health services as everyone else.”
Or maybe not
"Fact check: Mostly false. Shortly after Earnest’s prepared statement, he was asked whether Obama would take executive actions over the decision.
"Earnest replied: 'We'll consider whether or not there's some opportunity for the president to take some sort of action that would mitigate this decision.'
"This wouldn’t be the first time the Obama administration sought to mitigate a Supreme Court decision it disagreed with.
"The first bill Obama signed into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009, was in response to Ledbetter losing her Supreme Court case against her former employer."
Obama versus everybody else:
Earnest may simply have misunderstood or overstated how far Obama is willing to go to reverse the Hobby Lobby decision...