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Video: Ohio Republican reacts to incorrect report of court ruling

 

Ohio Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) found herself caught in the preliminary confusion over the Supreme Court's ruling on health care reform.

A source passed to NBC News some video, taken by iPhone, of Schmidt standing outside the court as news of the ruling was apparently being passed to her via cell phone.

"Yes! Yes!!! And what else?!" Schmidt says into her cell phone, under the belief that the Supreme Court had struck down the law. (Like most Republicans, Schmidt was an ardent critic of the law.)

Her reaction is a testament to the initial flurry of misinformation surrounding the court's ruling. Even President Obama had thought that his signature legislative achievement had been defeated at the court, before an aide informed him otherwise.

This raw cell phone video shows Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) on the phone outside the Supreme Court this morning apparently celebrating news that the individual mandate had been struck down, something that turned out not to be true.