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Sat Aug 5, 2017, 06:03 AM

Republican donor sues GOP for fraud over ObamaCare repeal failure

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republican-donor-sues-gop-for-fraud-over-obamacare-repeal-failure/ar-AApqJrk?li=BBnb7Kz


A Republican donor in Virginia has filed a lawsuit against the national and Virginia Republican parties, accusing them of fraud and racketeering for raising millions of dollars in donations knowing they wouldn't be able to repeal ObamaCare.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that Bob Heghmann, a retired attorney in Virginia Beach, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Thursday. The suit blasts the Republican Party, saying it "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 lawsuit's defendants include the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Republican Party of Virginia, as well as Virginia's two members of the RNC and the chairman of the state Republican Party, John Whitbeck.

As part of his suit, Heghmann argues that the Republican Party does not hold the same protection that members of Congress have against being sued for failing to fulfill campaign promises. He wants the GOP to either threaten to withhold money from members of Congress if they don't repeal ObamaCare, or return contributions to donors.

"If the candidates don't deliver, it's incumbent on the RNC to go to the candidate and say, 'You can't do this,' " Heghmann said, according to the Pilot.

Heghmann's suit alleges that both the national and state GOP raised millions of dollars from 2009 to 2016 by promising to repeal ObamaCare, but that Republicans knew they would be unable to repeal the law when former President Obama won reelection in 2012.

The suit references comments made by former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) when he said it was "clear ... [that] ObamaCare is the law of the land" following Obama's reelection.

"In making this statement Speaker 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 states, according to the Pilot.

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Sat Aug 5, 2017, 06:49 AM

1. Can you say frivolous

This will go nowhere quickly.

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Sat Aug 5, 2017, 07:27 AM

2. Great way to prove that donors expect quid pro quo.

Bought and paid for, but failed to deliver.

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Sat Aug 5, 2017, 02:19 PM

3. LOL

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Sat Aug 5, 2017, 03:31 PM

4. "I gave them the frickin bribe money and the bastids didn't deliver!"

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