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Republican Donor Sues GOP Over Failure to Repeal Obamacare

Well, this is one way to try to see Obamacare repealed.

In Virginia, there’s a Republican donor claiming his party has committed fraud because it raised all of the money it during the previous election cycle, largely on the promise of repealing the Affordable

Care Act, only to see the law remain very much intact, despite the fact that all three branches of government are firmly in Republican control.

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The Hill, citing an article over at The Virginian-Pilot, reports a retired Virginia Beach attorney by the name of Bob Heghmann filed a lawsuit on Thursday in U.S. District Court, saying the Republican Party “has been engaged in a pattern of Racketeering which involves massive fraud perpetrated on Republican voters and contributors as well as some Independents and Democrats.”

The centerpiece of the lawsuit is Heghmann’s allegation that the national and Virginia state GOP raised millions from 2009 to 2016 on the basis of a commitment to repeal Obamacare, despite knowing, as of Obama’s 2012 reelection, that they would not accomplish the repeal.

More specifically, Heghmann’s suit identifies as the smoking gun here comments made by former Speaker John Boehner following Obama’s reelection, wherein he declared that “Obamacare is the law of the land.”

“In making this statement Speaker John Boehner was sending a message to House Republicans and others that Repeal was not going to happen. He was trying to put the issue to rest. ... Nevertheless, the Republican Party continued to use the mails, wires and interstate commerce to solicit donations and votes to secure House and Senate majorities and ultimately the Presidency,” the lawsuit says.

By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large

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