Edwards Threatens to Strip Health Care Benefits From Members of Congress
John Edwards is airing a new ad in Iowa. In it he repeats the threat to use presidential powers to take away health care coverage from his cabinet and from Congress if they cannot provide universal health care coverage by July 2009.
"There's no excuse for politicians in Washington having health care, when you don't have health care," Edwards says.
Some have questioned whether Edwards' threat to take away the health care of members of Congress violates the 27th Amendment, which states that "No Law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.
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