Pro-ObamaCare group launches ad in Supreme Court fight

A pro-ObamaCare group has launched the first television ad focused on health care in the fight over the next Supreme Court justice. 

The Protect Our Care ad tells viewers that President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'National Garden' of statues Trump: Children are taught in school to 'hate their own country' Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution' MORE could nominate a Supreme Court justice who opposes ObamaCare — specifically its protections for those with pre-existing conditions, like diabetes and asthma. 

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"This is an emergency," the narrator says. 

"Trump and Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPublic awareness campaigns will protect the public during COVID-19 Democrats: A moment in history, use it wisely 'Comrade' Trump gets 'endorsement' from Putin in new mock ad by Lincoln Project MORE have a plan to install a Supreme Court justice who will overturn those protections," the ad continues, referring to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)

The ad refers to a lawsuit brought by Republican attorneys general against the Trump administration targeting ObamaCare, arguing Congress's recent repeal of the individual mandate to have health insurance makes the whole law unconstitutional. 

The Department of Justice opted not to defend ObamaCare in court, siding in part with the attorneys general that some parts of the law, like its pre-existing conditions protections, are unconstitutional. Arguments for the case have not yet been scheduled. 

Legal experts say it's unlikely the lawsuit will succeed. 

The Supreme Court already ruled that ObamaCare was constitutional in 2012, but the Republican attorneys general say that needs to be reconsidered after Congress repealed the individual mandate penalty. 

The Protect Our Care ad will air this week in Anchorage, Alaska, and Bangor, Maine, targeting the constituents of two Republican senators who are expected to be key votes in the Senate confirmation fight: Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiSenators will have access to intelligence on Russian bounties on US troops Overnight Defense: Lawmakers demand answers on reported Russian bounties for US troops deaths in Afghanistan | Defense bill amendments target Germany withdrawal, Pentagon program giving weapons to police Senators push to limit transfer of military-grade equipment to police MORE and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Stagwell President Mark Penn says Trump is losing on fighting the virus; Fauci says U.S. 'going in the wrong direction' in fight against virus GOP senators debate replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday Senate passes extension of application deadline for PPP small-business loans MORE.