SC AG McMaster to probe health care bill deals

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster says he and his fellow Republican counterparts in six other states are investigating whether the federal health care deal is constitutional.

The announcement yesterday came at the request of South Carolina U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint. Graham says the health care overhaul shows that sleazy politics wins votes and he wants to know if the deal making was legal.

Other states reviewing the bill are Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, North Dakota, Texas and Washington

Also Tuesday, Tennessee Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey called for an attorney general investigation of the deal.

Ramsey, McMaster and Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox are all running for governor in their states.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn says Republicans should look out for their own states.

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