Pres. Obama's hyper-partisan plan to ram Obamacare through the Senate on a reconciliation vote (which bypasses the usual 60-vote requirement) was dealt a setback today by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV). The Huffington Post reports:
However, his use of the word "probably" could be a sign that he will vote it after Sen. Reid offers him a deal.
"I don't think the timing of it is very good," the West Virginia Democrat said on Monday. "I'm probably not going to vote for that, although I'm strongly for the public option, because I think it creates, at a time when we really need as much bipartisan[ship] ... as possible. "
Reportedly, there are already six Democrats who may vote against Obamacare-via-Reconciliation either because of opposition to the public option or opposition to the partisianship of it. The reconciliation route, however, requires only 51 votes.
RELATED: White House caught lying again about the Republican's health care plan. Also, Sen. Rockefeller is leading eight Democrats in a Senate revolt against the EPA's global warming power grab. The other seven Senators are Mark Begich (D-AK), Robert Byrd (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), Claire McCaskill (D-MI), Carl Levin (D-MI), and Max Baucus (D-Montana).
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