Democrats Ross and Boren Will Vote for Repeal
11:24 AM, Jan 7, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Next week's repeal vote is where the rubber will meet the road for the 13 House Democrats who voted against Obamacare, as it's their chance to show whether they're really against the highly unpopular overhaul or not. Two of these 13 Democrats have already pledged to vote for repeal. Last night on Fox News, Rep. Dan Boren (D-Okla.) said of Obamacare, “On balance this is a 2,000-page bill that’s gonna hurt our economy, it’s gonna blow up the deficit; I agree with chairman [Paul] Ryan that the CBO score is absolutely wrong. We need to repeal and replace.”
This morning, Politico reports that Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.) will also vote for repeal: “‘I voted against [Obamacare] three times, so I don’t know why I would vote not to repeal it,’ Ross told POLITICO. ‘It’s consistent with what I’ve done. It seems pretty simple to me.’” Indeed.