The Republican Party Gets Slapped With Fraud Lawsuit Over Obamacare Repeal

Guess you shouldn’t make promises you can’t keep. Especially in this overly litigious society.

The Obamacare repeal and replace collapse, constructed by Republicans in congress, has resulted in one very unhappy donor.

In fact, Bob Heghmann, a GOP donor from Virginia, is suing the party for fraud and racketeering after promising to rid the nation of Obamacare for over seven years, but failing in spectacular fashion.

 

 

Virginia man sues Republican Party, claiming GOP lawmakers defrauded contributors with promises to repeal Obamacare https://t.co/JiBbyTA3tV pic.twitter.com/fibYe8Qfq4

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 6, 2017

 

The lawsuit accuses establishment Republicans of having “been engaged in a pattern of racketeering which involves massive fraud perpetrated on Republican voters and contributors as well as some Independents and Democrats.”

Via the Hill:

A Republican donor in Virginia has filed a lawsuit against the national and Virginia Republican parties, accusing them of fraud and racketeering for raising millions of dollars in donations knowing they wouldn’t be able to repeal ObamaCare.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that Bob Heghmann, a retired attorney in Virginia Beach, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Thursday. The suit blasts the Republican Party, saying it “has been engaged in a pattern of Racketeering which involves massive fraud perpetrated on Republican voters and contributors as well as some Independents and Democrats.”

The lawsuit’s defendants include the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Republican Party of Virginia, as well as Virginia’s two members of the RNC and the chairman of the state Republican Party, John Whitbeck.

Trump supporters quickly hailed the lawsuit and it’s principal litigant as a welcome sight.

the GOP establishment deserves to lose this for going against the president the people voted… #corruption

— luzintobethel (@luzintobethel) August 6, 2017

This is about GOP Rhinos pushing Trump out Limiting his successes so the pay to play Rhinos can keep their handouts$$ Vote them all out!!

— TruthSeeker???????????????? (@dogsrockatx) August 6, 2017

Can this become a class action lawsuit? Millions or repub voters that would join. Are you paying attention @GOP @SenateMajLdr @SpeakerRyan

— TJ Gerrits (@TJGerrits) August 6, 2017

 

Heghmann is demanding that the GOP tell it’s congressional members that they can either fulfill their campaign promises, or return donations to the people who helped elect them.

“If the candidates don’t deliver, it’s incumbent on the RNC to go to the candidate and say, ‘You can’t do this,’” Heghmann told the Virginian-Pilot.

GOP committee member Morton Blackwell scoffed at the premise behind the lawsuit, labeling it a “frivolous, nuisance suit that should be thrown out of court by any judge.”

What say you? Do you support this lawsuit or is it a frivolous venture? Share your thoughts below!

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