If you became optimistic from my last post despite my warning, this should bring you back down to earth. The Republicans were able to successfully force a vote on Slaughter Solution. The Republican’s resolution would have required separate votes on the Senate Bill and Reconciliation changes. Democrats defeated the resolution 222-203.
From The Hill: Democrats shot down a Republican effort to force an up-or-down vote on the Senate healthcare bill on Thursday afternoon.
In a 222-203 vote, Democrats beat back a GOP resolution offered by Democrat-turned-Republican Rep. Parker Griffith (Ala.) that would have forced lawmakers to vote on the Senate healthcare bill separately from the series of fixes they hope to make to that legislation.
All Republican lawmakers who voted opposed the measure, which had the effect of ending the GOP's effort to force a vote. They were joined by 28 Democrats, who broke with party members on the vote.
222 Democrats supported the measure, though, meaning enough to proceed. Three members of both parties did not vote.
This means that Democrats want the cover that the Slaughter Solution will provide. The big question is will the same 222 Democrats use that cover on Sunday? It is hard to say, because Stephen Lynch who today said he will vote NO on ObamaCare voted with the 222 Democrats? If you don’t support ObamaCare, why leave the backdoor open for those who do?
Michelle Malkin has the roll call and full rundown.
Via: The Hill
Via: Michelle Malkin