House Republicans are taking aim at Georgia's Democratic attorney general for refusing to sue to overturn a sweeping new federal healthcare reform law.
State Rep. Austin Scott, R-Tifton, introduced a resolution Friday that would direct Attorney General Thurbert Baker to file a lawsuit.
Scott, a Republican candidate for governor, said the bill has 33 GOP sponsors including House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge.
Gov. Sonny Perdue had asked Baker to sue over the healthcare bill. Baker refused, saying such a lawsuit stands little chance of succeeding. Perdue fired back Thursday saying he would appoint an outside lawyer as a special attorney general to file the suit.
But Scott said Friday that he believes the attorney general has "a constitutional responsibility" to pursue the legal challenge himself.