Trump Volunteer Sues GOP Over Failure of Health Overhaul Repeal

A Virginia man is suing the Republican Party for failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Bob Heghmann claims GOP lawmakers defrauded contributors with promises to undo "Obamacare," in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, the Virginian-Pilot reported.

Heghmann, a 70-year-old retired attorney from Virginia Beach, claims the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of Virginia raised more than $755 million over seven years while campaigning on a repeal-and-replace platform. The Republican-controlled Senate failed last month to approve a new health care bill.

Heghmann wants the Republican Party to return contributions or threaten lawmakers with losing financial support if they fail to repeal the ACA. 

Federal records show Heghmann gave $875 to the Republican party in New Hampshire, where he recently lived and volunteered for Donald Trump's campaign.

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