Republican Donor Sues GOP for Fraud Over Failed Obamacare repeal

A retired attorney in Virginia Beach is seriously ticked off over the GOP’s failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act as some of its leaders time and again promised voters they would do. And now he is suing to get his “political donations back, accusing the GOP of fraud and racketeering.”

Bob Heghmann, 70, filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court saying the national and Virginia Republican parties and some GOP leaders raised millions of dollars in campaign funds while knowing they weren’t going to be able to overturn the ACA, also known as Obamacare.

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,” the suit said. Racketeering, perhaps better known for use in prosecuting organized crime, involves a pattern of illegal behavior by a specific group.