Yesterday Bart Stupak was "more optimistic" about a deal being reached on the abortion language in the Senate Bill. Today, Stupak is standing firm saying he isn’t caving.
From The Weekly Standard: "Everyone’s going around saying there’s a compromise—there’s no such thing," Stupak said. What's changed between this week and last, Stupak went on, is that he had his first real conversation with Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Congressman Henry Waxman about fixing the bill…
Stupak affirmed that he will not settle for an agreement to pass the bill now and fix the bill's problems on abortion later: "If they say 'we’ll give you a letter saying we'll take care of this later,' that’s not acceptable because later never comes."
It is a relief to see that Stupak understands that once the House votes for the Senate Bill, all that talk about fixing things will evaporate. So we can hopefully not worry that he will fall for empty promises about a separate bill to fix the abortion language.
Even with the understanding that the vote-now-fix-later schemes are all hog wash, I not sure I would want to bet the farm that Stupak doesn’t cave. Until the final vote on ObamaCare comes, all of these House Rep’s statements should be taken with a grain of salt.
Via: The Weekly Standard