Pelosi: Boehner’s defense of DOMA will cost ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars’

Nice of Speaker Boehner to just waste our money.  Shouldn’t he be busy creating jobs?  The Democrats should refuse to even attend this meeting.

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner announced on Friday that he’s convening a meeting of a bi-partisan group of lawmakers to determine the best way forward for Congress to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court.

“I will convene a meeting of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group for the purpose of initiating action by the House to defend this law of the United States, which was enacted by a bipartisan vote in Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton,” Boehner said in a statement.

The five-member group consists of the House speaker, the majority leader, the majority whip, the minority leader and the minority whip. According to the speaker’s office, the advisory group under House rules can instruct the non-partisan office House General Counsel to take legal action on behalf of the House.

That’s Boehner’s way of trying to rope Pelosi into being blamed for defending DOMA. Pelosi shouldn’t bite. Don’t show up for the meeting. Let Boehner decide this one on his own. Even if you vote, and it’s a 3-2 vote along party lines, Boehner will say the bipartisan committee decided to move ahead. Don’t let him.

Pelosi added Boehner’s decision burdens the staff and monetary resources of the Office of the General Counsel and “will cost the House hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars.”

That’s nice that the Republicans seem to think we have a couple hundred thousand dollars to just waste.


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