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Swampfox
03-18-2010, 02:23 PM
The controversial plan to approve health care reform without a direct vote doesn't even pass the smell test for one of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's own floor whips, according to The Boston Herald.

Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., who helps round up votes for the leadership, told the Herald the plan is "disingenuous" and threatened to vote against it unless he sees changes. Lynch voted for the House health bill last year.

"It would really call into question the credibility of the House," Lynch said, according to the Herald.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/03/18/democratic-rep-lynch-reportedly-calls-health-vote-idea-disingenuous/

Wow. Lynch is supposed to be one of the people garnering votes for Pelosi and he's not even going for this garbage.

Meanwhile, thehill.com currently has 37 democrats against and 49 undecided. If 38 vote against it and no republicans vote for it then the bill is dead.

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/85693-whip-watch-the-hills-survey-of-house-dems-positions-on-healthcare-

Swampfox
03-18-2010, 04:12 PM
It's now 36 Democrats against. Gutierrez caved.