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Newt Gingrich In 2008: ‘I Think You Gotta Require That Everybody Have Insurance Or Post A Bond’

On the heels of the Wall Street Journal uncovering a newsletter sent out by a Newt Gingrich consulting firm championing Mitt Romney‘s health care plan, archival video whiz Andrew Kaczynski has unearthed a video from 2008 of the former Speaker of the House saying during a speech to the Alegent Health Clinic, “I think you gotta require that everybody have insurance or post a bond.”

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According to Kaczynski, the video of Gingrich making such a bold statement is “a reminder of the degree to which a mandate was conservative orthodoxy a decade ago, and of the degree to which it’s now a target of convenience, not principle.”

Watch Gingrich’s comments on healthcare below via BuzzFeed

(h/t BuzzFeed)

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