Dem House Whip: We Don't Have the Votes Yet to Ram Obamacare Through House
They’re still looking for more members to drink the Kool-Aid.
The Democratic House Whip, James Clyburn, admitted today on Meet the Press that Ma Pelosi does not have the votes yet for Slaughtercare to pass the House.
Meet the Press transcript:
Joining us now, let’s turn to two men whose job it is to count the votes in their respective chambers–the Democratic House Whip, Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina; the Democratic Senate Whip, Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois.
Welcome both. They’re back in their respective states. You just heard Mr. Axelrod say that he is confident, Congressman Clyburn, that the bill will be passed. As of this morning, do you have the votes that you need?
REP. CLYBURN: No, we don’t have them as of this morning. But we’ve been working this thing all weekend, we’ll be working it going into the week. I am also very confident that we’ll get this done. I have been talking to members for a long time on this, and they have the will to do it. They’ve been looking to us to create a way to do it. I think we have gotten to a place where we do have the way to do it, and I think the members are going to, to vote for this.