Members of the Congressional Black Caucus took to the House floor Monday night to slam the House GOP lawsuit against President Obama.
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said the lawsuit was really a means to accommodate the most conservative members of the House GOP who have called for Obama's impeachment.
Lee argued the lawsuit demonstrated the GOP's fundamental disrespect of President Obama.
"This lawsuit is another example of the unfounded and wasteful and really unconscionable attacks on our president who was twice elected by the American people," Lee said.
At the heart of the House GOP lawsuit is Obama's use of executive action to delay the mandate in the 2010 healthcare law requiring employers with 50 or more workers to provide insurance coverage. The House is expected to vote on a resolution authorizing the lawsuit later this week.
Rep. Gwen MooreGwen MooreHouse Dems ask Fed to consider diverse candidates to fill Richmond vacancy Black Dems tell Trump: ‘We have a lot to lose’ Dem rep to introduce bill to block use of federal funds for Trump's border wall MORE (D-Wis.) said the House GOP's case wouldn't stand up in court and was a waste of taxpayer money.
"This doesn't pass a constitutional test. It doesn't pass a legal test. It doesn't even pass the laugh test," Moore said.
"While it may not have any standing, it certainly will cost hundreds of millions of dollars before the ruling will be made," Moore added.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia FudgeMarcia FudgeDems announce 'unity commission' members If Democrats want to take back the White House start now A guide to the committees: House MORE (D-Ohio) accused the GOP leadership of ignoring pertinent issues.
"The American people deserve so much more than the Republican leadership has given them," Fudge said.