The White House ready to abandon the public option, according to GOP Senator Lindsey Graham. "I think the public option is dead. It's probably been dead a long time because the public is very afraid," Graham told Fox News' Chris Wallace Sunday.
"I think one thing we can say if the deficit matters, which I'm glad to hear it does, and the public option is unacceptable, then the house bill is dead, we should just throw it in the garbage can, because it's $239 billion added to the deficit," Graham said.
This video is from Fox's Fox News Sunday, broadcast Sept. 13, 2009.