The chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said that his party plans to emphasize how a lawsuit against President Obama would cost taxpayers in the run-up to midterm elections.
Republicans have not been able to pin a cost on the lawsuit as many variables are still unknown and yesterday’s vote simply authorized the Speaker of the House to move forward with the lawsuit.
“The Republicans have focused all of their time and taxpayer money on suing the president, on talking about impeaching the president while Democrats are focused on solutions for the middle class. That’s what an election is all about,” DCCC chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said on MSNBC.
“And by the way, it is another example to the American people of hypocrisy. I mean, don’t you love these congressional Republicans who want to pass reform to stop lawyers from filing frivolous lawsuits who today will pass a bill to spend millions of dollars to stop the president in court?”
Israel called it “another act of supreme hypocrisy that convinces the American people that these Republicans are just badly out of touch, just about their self interest and their special interests.”
During yesterday’s floor debate, House Administration Committee Chairwoman Candice Miller (R-Mich.) said cost shouldn’t be the issue. “What price do you put on the adherence to the rule of law?” she said.
Israel told MSNBC “anytime that Republicans talk about impeaching the president and anytime that they focus on suing the president, you can expect our base to be energized and it is.”