Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) argued Fox News Sunday that the Supreme Court opinion on the health care law opens the door for the Senate to repeal the individual mandate with 51 votes, as opposed to 60.
"Look, reconciliation is available because the Supreme Court has now declared it a tax," he said. "They have unearthed the massive deception that was practiced by the president and the Democrats, constantly denying that it was a tax. … The chief justice has made it clear -- it's a tax. And as a tax it is eligible for reconciliation."
"Now the American people will have the final decision and I'm confident they'll give us the votes to repeal it."