The controversial "nullification" bill, which attempts to declare the Affordable Care Act "null and void" in Idaho, has been defeated in a State Senate Committee. By a voice vote, members of the State Affairs Committee killed the measure following two hours of heated testimony.
Most of this morning's speakers filled the chambers to voice opposition to what they call "Obamacare" and support for nullification. Here's a sample:
"I will not accept or obey the heath-care law. I will go to jail."
"It's going to be worse than Dracula."
"We have strayed so far from the original intent of our founding fathers."
Nullification went down to a 7-2 vote with only Republican Senators Russ Fulcher of Meridian and Chuck Winder of Meridian voting yes.