..............Were in a compromised situation, but Im going on offense, Graham explains, in an interview at Petes Diner on Capitol Hill. Members of Congress and their staffs should not be exempted from Obamacare, and Im going to insist that if the Senate wants to move forward on any deal, we have to overturn the [Office of Personnel Management’s] ruling on congressional employees, or, at the least, force senators to vote on it in the coming days.
Now, I hope the House rises to the occasion here, Graham continues. But were down to stopping bad things, and the only bad thing at this point that we can really push on is the OPM rule. At this point, Im not sure if were going to get it, so Im going to object on any deal until I get that up-or-down vote. Thats only fair, and I believe the American people will be with me.
Grahams pledge to object to any deal that doesnt include a vote on the Vitter amendment could shake up the ongoing Senate negotiations. Senate Democrats arent interested in having that vote, and theyve asked Graham to not make this eleventh-hour demand. But the Democrats have moved the goal posts on a reasonable deal, he says. I know we cant complain too much about our self-inflicted wounds, but the Democrats have gone too far.
Leading from behind is now "going on the offensive"? LOL
Shut up, Linda. You're embarrassing yourself.