Raleigh, NC -- U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Greg Brannon (R-North Carolina) released the following statement regarding Senator Hagan's support of Obamacare:"Outspoken Obamacare supporter, Senator Kay Hagan, spent the last three years raving about the benefits of the President’s signature legislation. In fact, Senator Hagan proudly cast the deciding vote for this unconstitutional takeover of our healthcare system by the federal government.
And it was only a few weeks ago that Senator Hagan forced a government shutdown by refusing to support the effort to delay the implementation of this destructive legislation which is already wreaking havoc on North Carolina’s economy.
Today, after polls show the disastrous roll out of Obamacare is having a negative effect on her favorability numbers, we hear that Senator Hagan may now be willing to support the delay.
The pain being felt by North Carolinians caused by skyrocketing premiums, lost benefits and reduced hours wasn’t enough motivation for Senator Hagan to support the effort to bring relief to the people of our state.
It seems as though the only thing that will motivate Senator Hagan to act in defense of North Carolinians is for her re-election effort to be threatened.
For far too long, Senator Hagan has been in lockstep with Barack Obama and Harry Reid as they’ve advanced their agenda to give more control over our nation’s economy to politicians and bureaucrats in Washington, while ignoring the people of North Carolina.
This politically motivated “change of heart” is more of the same self-preservation we see every day from Washington’s political class. Elected officials more concerned with their own re-election than they are with honoring their oath and serving the people they represent.
The American people demand new leadership in Washington who understand what it means to be a servant citizen who will follow the rule of law. This is why I'm running to represent our state as your next Senator.
It’s time to stop playing games with the American people and start listening to them."