During her speech at the Values Voter Summit this afternoon, Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) applauded House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for spending tax-payer dollars to defend the constitutionality of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act, just as the GOP is pushing for sharp cuts to education, job training and health care. “Thanks to John Boehner and the House of Representatives the law is being defended. We’re having to pay for it, but we are not going to let that law go undefended,” Hartzler said. Watch it:
Last week, it was reported that the House of Representatives already paid $500,000 to former Bush Solicitor General Paul Clement to defend the law, and the House GOP now anticipates that he will take another $1 million from the American people.