As the Republican-controlled House prepares to begin debate Friday morning of a bill that would repeal health overhaul, the administration has thrown down the gauntlet.
Thursday night the Obama administration put out a four-paragraph statement against H.R. 2, aka "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act." You can skip to the last sentence, underlined so you won't miss it:
If the President were presented with H.R. 2, he would veto it.
Now, it's probably not going to come to a veto. Even if the House moves ahead with a test vote today and passes the measure as soon as next week, there's still a Democratic majority in the Senate to stop it.
Because we don't come across these every day, though, here's the statement in its entirety.