Pelosi: "A Bill Can Be Bi-Partisan Without Bi-Partisan Votes"
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that Republicans have left their mark on the healthcare bill and should accept that the bill will go forward.
“They’ve had plenty of opportunity to make their voices heard,” she said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning. “Bipartisanship is a two-way street. A bill can be bipartisan without bipartisan votes. Republicans have left their imprint.”
The public option, for example, has been stripped from the bill because Republicans were so adamantly against it, she said.
“They’ve had a field day going out and misrepresenting what the bill says,” Pelosi said. “But that’s what they do.”
On ABC’s “This Week,” just a few days after the bipartisan healthcare summit, Pelosi said, “What’s the point of talking about it any longer?”