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Rep. Gohmert's Statement on ObamaCare Ruling by 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

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Washington, August 12, 2011 | comments

Rep. Louie Gohmert(TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the ruling made by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals:

“Today’s ruling is a triumph for the Constitution and a great victory for the American people. Not only is it unconstitutional to force Americans to purchase healthcare insurance against their will, this bill misrepresents the rule of law in the United States. It not only destroys jobs; but, it robs the taxpayers of 2.6 trillion of their hard-earned money.

This is not the first time that a federal court has ruled that the individual mandate in ObamaCare is unconstitutional. I applaud this court decision and look forward to replacing Obamacare with healthcare that does not just bring change but offers hope.”

Congressman Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

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