DeMint: Obama 'Will Back Off' On Birth Control Mandate

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | February 9, 2012 | 11:57 AM EST

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) told me at CPAC today that Pres. Obama will back off of the regulation forcing Catholic and other employers to pay for health insurance that cover products and procedures that violate their faith, if congressmen "keep the pressure on."

At the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) in Washington, D.C, I asked Sen. DeMint what needed to be done to ensure that people of faith won't be mandated to pay for health insurance that covers things that violate their faith by the Obama Administration's regulation.

DeMint began his response by pointing out the striking irony of how Obamacare's biggest supporters - such as unions and the Catholic Church - are now trying to escape it.

Given that some of Obamacare's "biggest backers" are now turning against it, "We (Republicans) need to keep the pressure on and he'll back off," DeMint said.

To make sure this was a predicition, I followed up and asked the senator, "So, you're saying he will back off?"

"Yes," Sen. DeMint confirmed.

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