The senior Senator from the great state of Nebraska, Ben Nelson, “won’t vote to advance the Senate healthcare bill unless it is changed“:
Nelson said more stringent restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortion must be included in the billl if it is to win his vote.
“If it’s not at the point where I think it needs to be with the improvements that I’m pushing — and they’ve made a lot of them — then I will not vote for cloture on the motion to end debate,” Nelson said in an interview on KLIN radio in Nebraska.
Looks like Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid won’t get that vote on his bill before Christmas. Ol’ Harry needs Ben’s vote for cloture.
Wonder if lefties will now organize a boycott of Nebraska. Maybe it’s time to take that trip I always wanted to Omaha.
Oh, by the way, does anyone have a copy of the legislation ol’ Harry had scraped together a week or so ago, you know, the one whose contents remained unknown (as of this past weekend) to own Democratic deputy?
(H/t: Dan Riehl.)
In honor of Ben Nelson: