Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (AP photo/J. Scott Applewhite

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is vowing to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care law.

McConnell spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) next to a tower of 20,000 pages of health care rules and regulations.

He called PPACA a “monument to liberalism” and said Republicans will not back down from the fight.

McConnell faces re-election next year. He said Republicans need to rebound from election losses last year and “punch back.”

He said Democrats haven’t had a new idea “since the days of the Studebaker.”

He compared the possibility of Democrats nominating Hillary Rodham Clinton or Joe Biden for president in 2016 to a “rerun of ‘The Golden Girls.’”