House Republicans Suffer Another Blow To Their Anti-Obama Lawsuit As Second Law Firm Backs Out

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House Republicans just can’t catch a break lately. After cowardly delaying their lawsuit against President Obama until after Election Day, the GOP has now lost their second law firm.

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Apparently, the lawsuit is just so politically toxic that no law firm dares to touch it, not to mention the fact that no attorney wants to be laughed out of court.

And so, William A. Burck and his law firm Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart, and Sullivan have decided that House Republicans and their frivolous lawsuit is no longer worth the time, effort, and money to litigate. This is the second law firm to quit on the House GOP since they voted to approve of the lawsuit in July. Will Republicans take the hint already and drop their case? Of course not.

Boehner toady Kevin Smith said in an email that Republicans will continue their lawsuit and accused private law firms of backing out because of political pressure from Democratic clients. The fact that many Republican clients might be embarrassed about the lawsuit apparently didn’t cross their minds.

The litigation remains on track, but we are examining the possibility of forgoing outside counsel and handling the litigation directly through the House, rather than through law firms that are susceptible to political pressure from wealthy, Democratic-leaning clients.

In addition, Smith wrote that Republicans are waiting to see what executive actions President Obama takes in regards to immigration in November so that they can add new complaints to the lawsuit.

We are also closely following what the administration does on executive amnesty, and the possible impact that could have on the litigation strategy.

All of this, of course, is just the GOP’s way of whining about President Obama legally using his executive authority to circumvent Congress in the face of unprecedented obstructionism by Republicans. The GOP is basically planning to make the argument ‘President Obama is doing something we don’t like and we want you to stop it’ in front of a judge. Keep in mind that George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan issued over 600 executive orders combined with not a word from Republicans. Reagan also supported amnesty for undocumented immigrants and his party never batted an eye over it. But because President Obama is issuing executive orders (less than 200 in six years) instead of doing nothing like Republicans want him to do, the GOP now wants to sue him.

Republicans have estimated that they will spend $350,000 of taxpayer money to fund their lawsuit, but it could go well beyond that figure. Furthermore, the American people don’t even support what Republicans are doing. Polls show that over 50 percent of Americans disapprove of the lawsuit against President Obama. Yet, the GOP intends to go forward with it anyway in a petty and desperate ploy to hurt President Obama and stop him from doing anything else to help the American people at a time when Congress can’t do anything because Republicans refuse to do anything.

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info