Boehner: Health Care ‘Greatest Threat To Freedom I’ve Seen In Last 19 Years’

November 5, 2009 8:03 a.m.

House Minority Leader John Boehner addressed the tea party crowd on Capitol Hill today, telling them that health care reform is “the greatest threat to freedom” he’s seen as a congressman.

“This bill is the greatest threat to freedom that I’ve seen in the 19 years I’ve been in Washington,” he said.

Which freedom?

“The freedom to buy health insurance on your own,” and choose your own doctor, he said.

He also called town hall protests this August a “rebellion.”

“The town hall rebellion wasn’t about one political party or another. It was a simple statement by Americans that they love our country,” he said.

Latest News
Comments are now Members-Only

Non-members are still able to read comments, but will no longer be able to participate. To join the conversation, sign up now and get:

30% Off Annual Prime Membership

TPM strives to build as inclusive a community as financially possible. We offer FREE memberships to those experiencing financial hardship and FREE memberships for students.

View all options
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: