Scott Brown Releases Statement on Appointed Sen. Kirk's Intentions to be 60th Vote
Good afternoon – I wanted to make sure you saw the following comments earlier today, as reported by State House News Service, from Governor Patrick’s appointed U.S. Senator Paul Kirk, in which he clearly states that he intends to be the 60th vote for the Democrats’ health care bill – even if Scott Brown is elected to the Senate seat by the people of Massachusetts on January 19, 2010.
According to this report:
Speaking with reporters, Kirk also predicted that Congress would approve a national health care bill by the end of the month – in time for the president’s State of the Union address – and said he would vote for it even if Massachusetts voters elect Brown. Brown has said he’d be the 41st vote against the health bill, which would give Republicans a large enough margin to prevent if from moving forward.
“Absolutely,” Kirk said, when asked if he’d vote for the bill, even if Brown captures the seat. “It would be my responsibility as United States Senator, representing the people and understanding Senator Kennedy’s agenda and the rest of it … I think you’re asking me a hypothetical question but I’d be pleased to vote for the bill.”
In reporting on this I hope you will consider the following response from the Scott Brown for Senate campaign:
“This is a stunning admission by Paul Kirk and the Beacon Hill political machine today. Paul Kirk appears to be suggesting that he, Deval Patrick, and Harry Reid intend to stall the election certification until the health care bill is rammed through Congress, even if that means defying the will of the people of Massachusetts. As we’ve already seen from the backroom deals and kickbacks cut by the Democrats in Washington, they intend to do anything and everything to pass their controversial health care plan. But threatening to ignore the results of a free election and steal this Senate vote from the people of Massachusetts takes their schemes to whole new level. Martha Coakley should immediately disavow this threat from one of her campaign’s leading supporters.”
Scott Brown told Sean Hannity last night that he will vote against Obamacare: