Sen. Harry Reid’s quest to sixty isn’t merely about convincing Sen. Ben Nelson, but avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders also remains on the fence on supporting a bill without a public option:
“I’m struggling with this. As of this point, I’m not voting for the bill… I’m going to do my best to make this bill a better bill, a bill that I can vote for, but I’ve indicated both to the White House and the Democratic leadership that my vote is not secure at this point. And here is the reason. When the public option was withdrawn, because of Lieberman’s action, what I worry about is how do you control escalating health care costs?”
Via Political Wire.