After watching Scott Brown win in Massachusetts, Senator Webb feels that the Senator leaders should put a hold on any more votes on health care – until Senator-elect Brown is seated.
Responding to the Republican victory in Massachusetts, Senator Jim Webb, Democrat of Virginia, is calling on Senate leaders to suspend any votes on the Democrats’ health care legislation until the winner in the special Senate election, Scott Brown, is sworn into office.
We’re glad to see the Senator take this stand, however we believe the halt should be permanent and not until Senator-elect Brown arrives. It rings a bit hollow for the Senator to be making the call now, when he as been voting for this bill all along.
“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,” Mr. Webb said. “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.”
Please excuse our skepticism Senator Webb, but why did it take an election in Massachusetts for you to finally hear what the voters of Virginia have been trying to tell you for the last year?
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