Mar 02, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/50491.htmlBoehner told the Christian Broadcasting Network in a taped interview that House Republicans were considering appointing a special counsel. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told reporters Monday that Republicans would announce their plans to defend the law by Friday.
But Gillibrand, who has become outspoken gay rights supporter during her two-year tenure in the Senate, implored Boehner not to use any taxpayer funds to support these legal efforts, especially given the current budget crisis.
“At this critical economic juncture in our nation’s history, it is imperative that we as legislators do not devote resources to defending an antiquated and unconstitutional law,” wrote Gillibrand. “The appointment of special counsel and pursuit of this case is a drain on resources, time and energy and is not in America’s economic and social interests.”