Boehner has hired two law firms to sue President Obama. They've both quit. - VoxBack in July, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to file a historically unprecedented lawsuit against President Obama for delaying Obamacare's employer mandate. But months have since passed, with no news that a lawsuit has been drawn up or filed. There's been some speculation that Speaker John Boehner was intentionally slow-walking the process until after the election, not wanting to jeopardize the party's potential Senate gains by reviving headlines of House GOP overreach.
This week, however, Politico's Josh Gerstein and Maggie Haberman reported that Boehner's actually been having serious problems even finding a law firm willing to file the suit — two have tentatively signed on, and then gotten cold feet. Originally, attorney David Rivkin — who crafted the unique legal arguments Boehner used to justify the suit — was supposed to draw up the suit itself. But his firm, Baker Hostetler, pulled out. More recently, Bill Burck of the firm Quinn Emanuel was also tentatively hired, until similarly backing away.
Bohener is willing to shell out millions to a firm for this, but no one wants to take the case because they know its a reputation killer. Apparently Boehner doesn't really have one to kill.
No one wants to take this stupid case, so Boehner might have to do it via House lawyers. If this doesnt show how the GOP has hit rock bottom, I dont know what does, especially when the point of the suit is that Obama has delayed the ACA's employer mandate (which affects about 5% of businesses, or maybe less at this point), and the same people who are claiming this is 'unconstitutional' are also shouting on how the employer mandate will destroy America.