GiaQuinta statement on constitutionality of HEA 1123
INDIANAPOLIS – House Democratic Leader Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) today released the following statement regarding Governor Holcomb's decision to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of HEA 1123:
“It's a real shame that we have to use taxpayer dollars to resolve these needless power struggles,” GiaQuinta said. “Too many times, we have watched as our colleagues across the aisle have forced through legislation with questionable constitutionality. It's yet another symptom of the Republican infighting we've been seeing all session.
“House Democrats voted 'no' on this bill because we believe in prioritizing Hoosiers' safety over political attacks. When there are too many cooks in the kitchen, decisions take longer to make, and when we're talking about public health emergencies we don't have time to waste. The governor is more than capable of holding this responsibility and I am disappointed we have come to this yet again.”