The cat got John Boehner's tongue, apparently.
Those defending DOMA have been strangely unwilling to make their arguments outside of the court. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, declined to be interviewed for this article, as did Clement and leading House members who voted for the law. Even Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who filed a friend of the court brief supporting DOMA, was unavailable for an interview.It's not that Boehner and Hatch and the rest of them just have something against Totenberg, either. As of this writing, Boehner has been tweeting about Obamacare, an issue already decided by the Supreme Court, but not about the issue he and other House Republicans felt so strongly about that they decided to spend up to $3 million of taxpayer money to defend discrimination in court. Nothing from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, either. ThinkProgress ran a Nexis search and also came up empty, except for a brief, evasive quote from Boehner last week.
Apparently Republicans think DOMA is worth paying lawyers to defend in court, but not worth doing in public themselves.