Many conservatives felt betrayed on Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld the subsidies provided through the Affordable Care Act, prompting one Republican congressman to attempt exacting revenge on the justices.
Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) on Thursday introduced the SCOTUScare Act, which would require the Supreme Court justices and their staff to enroll in health plans through an exchange established by Obamacare, The Hill reported.
“As the Supreme Court continues to ignore the letter of the law, it’s important that these six individuals understand the full impact of their decisions on the American people,” Babin said in a statement. “That’s why I introduced the SCOTUScare Act to require the Supreme Court and all of its employees to sign up for Obamacare. By eliminating their exemption from Obamacare, they will see firsthand what the American people are forced to live with!”
Babin was not alone in his disgust for the Supreme Court. Conservatives on Thursday lashed out at Chief Justice John Roberts, who sided with the liberal justices in a 6-3 decision upholding the Obamacare subsidies.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) railed against the “unelected judges,” calling them “robed Houdinis.”