The House of Representatives has hired a new lawyer to handle the lawsuit against Barack Obama’s use of executive action as related to Obamacare. The first lawyer bowed out due to political pressure:
William A. Burck has been retained as the lead outside attorney in a House Republican initiated lawsuit challenging as unconstitutional Obama’s 2013 decision to unilaterally delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate.
Burck previously served as outside counsel for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in a lawsuit brought against Attorney General Eric Holder.
A House Republican source familiar with the Obamacare lawsuit said that the attorney originally retained to represent the House, David Rivkin, backed out because his firm, BakerHostetler, was under political pressure from other clients to drop the case.
Burck also previously represented Maureen McDonnell in the corruption trial against her and her husband, former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell.
The news comes just two days after Speaker John Boehner — who brought forth the lawsuit — teamed with Nancy Pelosi to pass a continuing resolution that fully funds Obamacare. Hmm.