Wisconsin’s Attorney General says it’s not his decision whether or not to challenge federal health care legislation passed by Congress.
Republicans and several groups are calling on Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to bring legal action to block the health care reforms approved by Congress Sunday night. In a statement released Monday afternoon, Van Hollen said he’s disappointed in much of the policy included in the bill, but he does not have the power to mount a challenge on his own.
After the President signs the measure, Van Hollen says the governor or Legislature would have to authorize him to act.
The Attorney General says his staff has been reviewing if there is a legal basis to file a claim, and they have also been in contact with other states that are talking about legal action.
Van Hollen says the role of his office is not to veto the actions of elected members of Congress, but to examine whether laws are Constitutional.
AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (:39)