Lieberman prefers ‘nothing’ to reform with public option

By David Edwards
Sunday, November 1, 2009 13:22 EDT
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Sen. Joe Lieberman says that health care reform is important but not so important that he would vote for a bill that includes the public option. The “independent Democrat” blames those that insist on having the public option for his threat to filibuster health care reform.

“I’d say to the people who are all of a sudden making the public option — a government health insurance company — the litmus test here, they’re stopping us from getting something done,” Lieberman told CBS’ Bob Schieffer.

This video is from CBS’ Face the Nation, broadcast Nov. 1, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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