Republican attorneys general in 13 states are calling for the removal of Nebraska's political deal from the health care reform bill or face legal action.
"We believe this provision is constitutionally flawed," South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster and the 12 other attorneys general sent the letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
"As chief legal officers of our states we are contemplating a legal challenge to this provision and we ask you to take action to render this challenge unnecessary by striking that provision," they wrote.
The letter was signed by the head prosecutors in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington state. All are Republicans, and 3 are running for governor in their respective states.
McMaster was looking into the constitutionality of the $100 million deal he named the"Cornhusker Kickback."
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., said the letter was solely political in nature.
"This threat stinks of partisan politics," he said in a statement. "If Henry McMaster wants to write federal law he should run for Congress not governor."
This would be the second time in this bills history that the Democrats have offered hundreds of millions of dollars to someone in exchange for their vote. The first was the"Louisiana Purchase" affair, where Democrats offered 100 Million to Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in exchange for her vote back in November to keep the bill alive. Now in most circles this type of behavior is called 'bribery' and it is illegal. Apparently when the Democrats control all threee houses it's called "Social Responsibility". I would agree. If they continue on this path they will be solely responsible for for bringing Socialism to the United States.