Republican Donor Sues GOP for Fraud Related to ObamaCare Repeal
A Republican donor from the state of Virginia filed a lawsuit against the national and Virginia Republican parties, with accusations of fraud and racketeering related to their raising of millions of dollars in donations while knowing full well they were not going to repeal ObamaCare.
Thursday, Bob Heghmann, 70, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court stating that the national and Virginia Republican parties, as well as some GOP leaders, took in millions in donations in campaign funds while being fully cognizant of the fact that they were never going to be able to overturn ObamaCare.
The suit states that the GOP:
“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.”
Racketeering “involves a pattern of illegal behavior by a specific group” and is usually brought up while prosecuting organized crime entities – and there could be no better way of describing the two major political parties in the U.S. today than as organized crime entities that exploit the American people for financial gain.
The lawsuit lists as defendants the Republican National Committe and Virginia’s two national GOP committee members, Morton Blackwell and Cynthia Dunbar, as well as the Republican Party of Virginia and state party Chairman John Whitbeck.
In an email, Blackwell dismissed Heghmann’s complaint as a “frivolous, nuisance suit that should be thrown out of court by any judge.”
In a separate email Dunbar sent to Blackwell that was forwarded to The Virginian-Pilot, Dunbar referred to it as “ridiculous.”
But at the same time, both said they understood where Heghmann was coming from. Blackwell said the suit is a “sign of conservative anger that the Republican-controlled Congress has not yet repealed and replaced Obamacare.”
He argued that “progressives” had taken over the Democratic Party, and seemed to lament that “conservatives” had not yet taken over the Republican Party.