Congressman Doc Hastings is defending his vote to repeal the National Healthcare reform law. The bill passed this week on a mostly party-line vote. Hastings maintains that the vote was in direct response to a message voters sent to Congress in the last election.
Hastings concedes that even if the Senate were to pass the repeal, it’s a certainty that President Obama would use his veto power to quash it:
Meanwhile, Senator, Patty Murray registered a strong rebuke to the house, calling the vote a political statement. She added that, “With one vote, House Republicans chose to eliminate new jobs and take away health insurance from 32 million people.”
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