Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the House GOP’s lawsuit against President Barack Obama is “without any merit” and would be thrown out by Judge Judy.
“House members would rather waste dollars than accept the fact that their constituents are benefiting from health care reform,” the Nevada Democrat said on Monday. “This is a phony trial that will come up. It’s a show trial. It’s what Republicans want. If that’s what they want, they should talk to Judge Judy. I think she would throw this case out in half a second. I think Judge Judy would agree.”
It was Reid’s first response to Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) after his revelation on Thursday that Republicans intend to sue Obama for unilaterally delaying the Obamacare employer mandate (a provision which Republicans have sought to repeal). He was referring to the reality court show presided over by Judith Sheindlin, a retired family court judge from Manhattan.
“Is this weird? Is this weird? I can answer my own question. Yes, it is weird,” Reid said of the proposed GOP litigation. “They’re suing the president of the United States because he did what they wanted him to do. … Enough is enough. The fight over Obamacare should be long since ended. The law is here to stay.”
Boehner spokesman Michael Steel responded on Twitter:
— Michael Steel (@michael_steel) July 14, 2014
And Reid aide Faiz Shakir rejoined:
— Faiz (@fshakir) July 14, 2014