GOP Civil War in Wisconsin?
There is a battle brewing between GOP heavyweights Jim Sensenbrenner and Ron Johnson.
We have all the details at RightWisconsin.
Senator Ron Johnson will announce a federal lawsuit against the sweet Obamacre deal that the Administration cut with members of Congress. As we reported Friday:
Sen. Johnson will be joined by former Solicitor General Paul Clement and Rick Esenberg of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) to discuss the filing of a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
In September, Sen. Johnson said, "My intent is to make sure President Obama is not allowed to exceed his legal authority in implementing this law, and that members of Congress and their staffs are not shielded from the harmful effects of this law that every other American will experience."
"The answer is not to protect the privileged few here in Washington from this legislation. The answer is to repeal a law that is fundamentally flawed, is driving up health insurance costs, is impossible to implement efficiently, and is increasingly unfair to the American people," said Johnson.
In one of the first intra-party disputes among elected officials here over Obamacare tactics, veteran Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner Sunday lashed out at his fellow Republican, defending Obama's deal while labeling the lawsuit "an unfortunate political stunt" and "likely frivolous."
Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) plans to file a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin against the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The purpose of the suit is to end the employer contribution authorized for Members of Congress and their staffs who have entered the District of Colombia healthcare exchange as mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner: "Senator Johnson’s lawsuit is an unfortunate political stunt. I am committed to repealing Obamacare, but the employer contribution he’s attacking is nothing more than a standard benefit that most private and all federal employees receive – including the President.
Johnson responded to Sensenbrenner's criticisms, and you can read that and other details, here.