Tuesday, June 23, 2009

McCaskill "Not Sure" If She Agrees With Feinstein's Vote Count

Appearing on MSNBC Tuesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill seemed to contradict California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's assessment that Senate Democrats don't yet have the votes to pass health care reform that includes a public option.

On CNN this weekend, Feinstein said, "I don't know that he has the votes right now," referring to President Obama. "I think there's a lot of concern in the Democratic caucus," she added.

"I'm not sure that I agree with Dianne that we don't have enough votes," McCaskill retorted on MSNBC. "It's just that we all haven't reached an agreement on what this is going to look like," she added.

Added that "compromises are going to be necessary," and that "single-payer" is not going to happen. Doesn't think a plan without any public option is going to happen either.

Talking Points Memo has the VIDEO HERE.

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