House Republicans Sue Over Health Reform | Heraldnet.com - Nation/world
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Obama has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and cast the battle as one with important implications. If this president can get away with making his own laws, future presidents will have the ability to as well, said a Boehner written statement. The House has an obligation to stand up for the Constitution. In the past, Republicans have accused Obama of overreaching by trading five Taliban prisoners for captured Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl and blocking earlier deportations of immigrant children illegally in the country. White House spokesman Eric Schultz said the public wants Washington to focus on improving the economy but Republicans choose to sue us, sue the president for doing his job. In a written statement, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called the lawsuit a bald-faced attempt to achieve what Republicans have been unable to achieve through the political process. She said Republicans were responding to the howls of impeachment-hungry extremists. Pelosi also complained that Republicans found a TV lawyer wholl cost taxpayers too much $500 hourly, according to the contract. The lead attorney, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, has done legal commentary on television networks. Wasting little time, the House Majority PAC, a Democratic campaign committee, blasted a fundraising email to supporters calling the suit an obvious political stunt to rile up Boehners Tea Party allies. Congressional Republicans all opposed the health care overhaul, and the House has voted over 50 times to repeal it. Fridays suit, filed against the departments of Health and Human Services and the Treasury, was assigned to U.S.