Main | Monday, December 14, 2009

Lieberman Betrays Dems, Won't Vote For Health Care Reform Bill

Another roundhouse from Sen. Joe Lieberman.
In a surprise setback for Democratic leaders, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut, said on Sunday that he would vote against the health care legislation in its current form. The bill’s supporters had said earlier that they thought they had secured Mr. Lieberman’s agreement to go along with a compromise they worked out to overcome an impasse within the Democratic Party. But on Sunday, Mr. Lieberman told the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, to scrap the idea of expanding Medicare and abandon any new government insurance plan or lose his vote.
The bill's backers call Lieberman's move "a total flip-flop."

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