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Tea Party freshman invokes 'chains of ObamaCare'

Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA)

We reported on Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee invoking the Nazis in hitting Republicans, now Tea Party freshman Morgan Griffith of Virginia said the following:

“As Virginians we did not accept the chains of George III nor will we accept the chains of ObamaCare.”

Here's more from NBC's Shawna Thomas:

Griffith was in the House of Delegates when the Virginia legislature passed their ban on any federal mandate to have health insurance. He voted for that ban.

Here's what he had to say today:

"I believe the minimum essential coverage prevention penalty is unconstitutional. I took an oath to uphold the constitution. This time last year as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, defending that Constitution, I was proud to cast my vote for House Bill 10, which mandated no Virginian shall be required to buy health insurance. Our Attorney General has joined the fray and filed suuit in court and is winning.

"As Virginians we did not accept the chains of George III nor will we accept the chains of ObamaCare. I yield back my time."