State Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry and Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler join FreedomWorks Tuesday in urging Attorney General Roy Cooper to sign onto the lawsuit challenging President Obama’s new health care law. FreedomWorks maintains that the requirement that individuals buy health insurance is unconstitutional.
While a spokesperson for Cooper says their office will “carefully review the legal and constitutional merits” of the health care legislation, the Attorney General for Kentucky was a bit more blunt on Monday.
Attorney General Jack Conway told the Huffington Post with his budget cut 26 percent, he wouldn’t waste state resources on a frivolous lawsuit:
“Most constitutional scholars looking at this issue say it is absolutely clear that these lawsuits will not be successful,” Conway said. “While it may make for good Tea Party politics for [Republican Senatorial candidate] Rand Paul and Sarah Palin, it makes for really lousy lawsuits. And I’m not going to waste the taxpayer resources of the people of Kentucky on political stunts.”