Pelosi Statement on House Republicans’ $500-an-hour, No-Bid Legal Contract to Sue President Obama

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement after House Republicans released the no-bid contract they signed with a Washington law firm to sue President Obama, which was negotiated in secret without the consultation of any Democrats and forces taxpayers to pay the $500-an-hour cost:

“Rather than work with Democrats to jumpstart the middle class, House Republicans continue to waste time and taxpayer-dollars on a lawsuit against the President of the United States.  We finally know that Republicans have handed a $500-an-hour, no-bid contract to a Washington law firm for a lawsuit that lays the groundwork for impeachment and rallies the most extreme elements of the Republican Party.

“Americans are tired of election-year stunts.  They deserve leaders in Washington who will work to build an economy that works for everyone, not line the pockets of wealthy Washington lawyers and other special interests.”