Jan 20, 2010

Webb: screeching halt to ObamaCare until Brown seated

From a report at the link below:

Less than 15 minutes after the [Massachusetts] race was called for Republican Scott Brown, the first of what could be many conservative Democrats asks for leadership to put the brakes on health care reform.

Jim Webb (pictured), a moderate Democrat Senator from Virginia, congratulated Brown on his win and then delivered a zinger:

"In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process.

It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated."