Governor Bobby Jindal joined me on the show Thursday:
HH: So pleased to welcome back Governor Bobby Jindal, now a declared candidate for president, the governor of Louisiana. Governor Jindal, welcome to the Hugh Hewitt Show.
BJ: Hugh, thank you for having me back on the phone. Great to talk to you.
HH: Well, I just had lunch with an old colleague of yours, Congressman John Campbell, who will be sitting in for me next week when I am on vacation. He said to say hello to you, and I said I would. But I also told him I had to ask you about this debate, which has divided the Republican field between the necessity of ending the filibuster or keeping it, should the filibuster stand in the way of the complete repeal of Obamacare. And I told him I was interested in Governor Jindal’s answer since he had served in the legislature as well as an executive. What do you think about that debate?
BJ: Well look, the Democrats used every trick available to pass Obamacare. You remember they used reconciliation even after they lost their 60th vote. I’m all for doing whatever it takes to get rid of Obamacare. And if getting rid of the filibuster is the way that we get rid of Obamacare, I’m for it. We’ve got to get rid of this law. I think it’s doing that much damage to our economy. The health care, Hugh, let’s be honest, Obamacare is another step towards socialism. It’s another step toward more government dependence. I’m all for getting rid of it. And if we have to get rid of the filibuster to get rid of it, I’m all for it. Continue Reading