Monday, August 24, 2009
Hard to Believe? Nope.
By Susan Crabtree
Posted: 08/23/09 09:52 PM [ET]
A simple pledge to read the healthcare bill and make it available to the public three days before holding a vote is putting Democrats in a difficult bind.
A conservative group called Let Freedom Ring has spent the last two months asking all 535 members of the House and Senate to sign a pledge not to vote for a healthcare bill they haven’t read personally in its entirety and is not made available to the public on the Internet at least 72 hours before a vote is held.
So far, only 114 senators and House members – all Republican – have signed what the group is calling the Responsible Healthcare Reform pledge, and Let Freedom Ring plans to intensify its campaign throughout the recess and when Congress returns after Labor Day.
Where are the REST of the Republicans?