In Michigan
5:25 pm
Thu March 25, 2010

Mich. Dems protest AG suit against health care

LANSING, MI –

Michigan Democrats are criticizing Republican Attorney General Mike Cox for filing a legal challenge to the new federal health care law.

Michigan Democratic Chairman Mark Brewer, Progress Michigan executive director David Holtz and Ryan Irvin of Organizing for America protested Thursday outside Cox's office near the Capitol to express their disapproval.

Brewer calls the lawsuit "frivolous" and says it's a waste of taxpayers' money.

Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm sent a letter to Cox Wednesday ordering him to intervene to support the new law, not oppose it.

Cox, who's running for governor, is one of 13 attorneys general challenging the law's constitutionality.