Attorney General Henry McMaster’s latest lawsuit against the federal government takes issue with the health care bill that passed the U-S House Sunday night. He says part of the bill infringes on individual liberties by mandating that citizens have health insurance. McMaster will join the suit brought by the Attorney General of Florida, in U.S. District Court in Florida.
“It’s requiring people to do something that they may or may not want to do. It’s being required not by a state government. It’s being required by the federal government and the Constitution not only doesn’t allow it but specifically prohibits it,” McMaster says.McMaster says he thinks other Attorneys General will join in. For now, those that are interested are Republicans. They will take issue for what he calls “an intrusion on state sovereignty.”
The attorney general also threatened to bring a lawsuit over the inclusion of special concessions made to individual states — like Nebraska and Louisiana–in the Senate version of the bill. Those have been overridden in the current version that passed the House Sunday.