Republican Donor Sues the GOP Over their Broken Repeal/Replace Promise

Republican Donor Sues the GOP Over their Broken Repeal/Replace Promise August 8, 2017


Republicans are so frustrated with their own party’s inability to repeal Obamacare that some of them are taking drastic — and unrealistic — measures.

One Republican donor from Virginia Beach, for example, is suing the GOP over their failure to repeal and replace Obamacare, accusing the RNC of “fraud and racketeering.”

The GOP “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 suit said, according to the Virginian-Pilot:

Bob Heghmann, 70, filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court, saying the national and Virginia Republican parties and some GOP leaders raised millions of dollars in campaign funds while knowing they weren’t going to be able to overturn the law also known as Obamacare.

Racketeering, perhaps better known for use in prosecuting organized crime, involves a pattern of illegal behavior by a specific group.

The lawsuit lists as defendants the Republican National Committee and Virginia’s two national GOP committee members, Morton Blackwell and Cynthia Dunbar, as well as the Republican Party of Virginia and state party Chairman John Whitbeck.

While many Americans might sympathize with such a lawsuit, it’s difficult to imagine that it gets very far.

Fortunately, patriotic citizens don’t have to rely on the court system to fix the mess in D.C. An Article V Convention of States has the power to propose constitutional amendments that limit the jurisdiction of the federal government and get the feds out of healthcare.

The best part? Twelve states have already passed calls for such a convention, so, unlike the current lawsuit against the GOP, a Convention of States represents a realistic, attainable method of forcing Republicans to do what they promised they would.

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