They must have the votes and probably had them all along.
I for one do NOT welcome our new commie overlords!
What is happening now is simply rats in vulnerable races trading their YES votes with people from safe districts to be able to vote NO.
Last I heard they have 217 votes for.. They’ll pass it the Bastids!
They wouldn’t have created all the ill will and outrage over deem and pass if they didn’t have to. They’re evil but not stupid.
I suspect not. I think they’re just in total chaos, and forced the Sunday deadline to get a vote in before Easter and see where the chips landed.
Then why haven't they voted on the Senate bill? Nothing’s changed since 12/24 except the worsening public opinion and the Brownie election (huge.) But the bill hasn't changed. So if they had the votes all along, why didn't they just call the vote.
Methinks they're still not sure if they have the votes, and with all the ‘deem’on pass nonsense, they've also sufficiently confused enough of their own caucus into thinking they can simply pass a set of amendments to the Senate bill - which actually cannot happen unless MAO-bama (the usurper) signs the House passed Senate bill into law.
Now if MAO-bama does sign that House passed Senate bill, and the House initiates changes, those changes would have to go the Senate, which will be held up by procedural maneuvers conceivably til after November? It could get very messy.
I don't know that the Stupak crew, nor anyone else vying for House amendments trusts that process.
And they've got hell to pay.