Sen. Kelly Ayotte: Harry Reid Will Block Health Care Vote in Senate
House Republicans are moving toward another vote to repeal the health care overhaul. Republican leaders are calling today’s vote a rejection of an unpopular law saying that it would block a tax on the middle class. The question is, if it passes in the House, what happens in the Senate?
Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) explained her take on Happening Now, saying that she foresees Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocking the Republican vote so that it won’t be able to go forward into the Senate.
“I think that, certainly, the Democrats in the House should have to reaffirm that they are for a tax increase on the middle class and reaffirm their support for this bill now that they know the Supreme Court has found it to be a tax.”
If the Senate were to vote on the law again, Jon Scott asked Ayotte if she thinks there would be any Democrats who defected and voted to repeal the law.
She responded, “I hope there would be because I think people have made their voices very loud for the American people that they don’t like this bill … so maybe they would lose some votes, but that might be the reason Harry Reid wouldn’t want to vote on it.”