Appearing Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” news talk program, Pelosi said health care is too important to play it safe politically.
“We’re not here just to self-perpetuate our service in Congress. We’re here to do the job for the American people,” Pelosi said.
Pelosi’s ultimatum is not likely to sit well with Democrats facing tough re-election campaigns in an election year when polls show most Americans don’t care for the so-called “reform” packages currently before Congress.
Moderate Democrats have come under fire from constituents over the massive, expensive health care “reform” bills in both the House and Senate. Polls show most Americans don’t support the legislation and recent gains by Republicans in special elections have Democrats nervous.
- Pelosi to Dems: back health bill even if it hurts (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- House Dem: Pelosi Hasn’t Failed Before, She Won’t On Health Care (huffingtonpost.com)
- Pointing Fingers on Stalled Legislation (blogs.wsj.com)
- Democrats to Press Health Bill With Simple Majority (nytimes.com)