Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) on Monday said liberals should be opposed to the insurance mandate in the Affordable Care Act because it could be used against them by a future "redneck" president, according to The Hill.


"Let's say you want to follow this administration's idea of greatest good for the greatest number of people," he said at a press conference. "It ought to scare liberals to come run and join conservatives, because what it means is when this president's out of the White House and you get a conservative in there, if this president has the authority under Obamacare to trample on religious rights, then some redneck president's got the right to say, 'you know what, there's some practices that go on in your house that cost people too much money and healthcare, so we're going to have the right to rule over those as well.'"

The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Monday on the so-called individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

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