GA Attorney General Baker Refuses Perdue Healthcare Lawsuit
Democrat Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker has refused to comply with a request from Republican Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, to file a lawsuit challenging the recently enacted Obama administration health care reform bill.
Baker has stated the lawsuit has no merit, saying he'd be unable to justify wasting taxpayers' money. His refusal has resulted in Georgia lawmakers gathering signatures on a petition to impeach him.
Baker stated his reasons for refusing in a two page letter.
I cannot justify a decision to initiate expensive and time-consuming litigation that I believe has no legal merit. In short, this litigation is likely to fail and will consume significant amounts of taxpayers’ hard-earned money in the process.”
This quote inspired a rebuttal from state Republicans, who accused Baker of failing to represent his citizenry and the nation at large. Democrats applauded the attorney general for saving the state money and for standing up to the governor.
Most Recommended Comment
New York, United States