Saturday, April 16, 2011

Rep. Jerrold Nadler At DOMA Hearing / Boehners Cost to Defend DOMA

This is GREAT!  Nadler makes it clear how he stands on DOMA. 

Cross post from

Rep Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) opened this morning's DOMA hearing with a blistering denouncement of the entire issue.

I feel the same way about the issue of DOMA.  When the President and over 50% of the population have said and have PROVEN with FACTS that the law is discriminatory and should be repealed, what on earth does John Boehner think he is doing?

Before he should be able to do anything, he should have to have a hearing before he hires outside lawyers and pay with our taxes to continue to defend DOMA.

I demand to know how much it is going to cost us while a handful of lawyers get rich to LOSE. DOMA WILL BE HISTORY and we all know it so why are we going to watch him waste our money?  Maybe giving a hand full of lawyers more money is his way of creating jobs ?
I am waiting for Boehner to answer the question of how much is Defending DOMA going to cost the TAXPAYERS?

Chris Johnson reports at Washington Blade:
“I do not have an estimate,” Boehner said. “But we were placed in a position where we were in effect allowing the administration to determine the constitutionality of a bill that passed the United States Congress because they were unwilling to defend it. I don’t think the House had any choice but to take the position that we were going to defend the work that the Congress — and only the courts are in the position of determining the constitutionality of any bill.” Michael Cole-Schwartz, spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, blasted Boehner for not having the cost on defending DOMA readily available. “For a speaker so obsessed with budgets and cost cutting, it’s laughable that he claims not to know what hiring outside attorneys will cost the American public,” Cole-Schwartz said. “If the Speaker is going to force taxpayers to defend discrimination, it’s reasonable that the public understand what the bill will be.”

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