State Republican leaders keep demanding that Attorney General Roy Cooper join the 14 Attorneys General trying to stop health care reform in the courts. Cooper hasn’t agreed, but he hasn’t exactly said that the Republicans are wrong either. He ought to.
His staff ought to check out the statement Monday by Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, who left little doubt about what he thinks about the merits of the claim that the reform plan is unconstitutional.
I do not believe that the lawsuits filed against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have any legal merit whatsoever,” Cordray said. “As a result, I believe it would be a waste of taxpayer resources for Ohio to join any such lawsuit, and we will not be doing so.
That’s pretty clear. For my take on the GOP’s lawsuit bluster, check out today’s Fitzsimon File.