Last week on “This Week,” moderate Democratic Senator Ben Nelson told me flatly he would not allow a health care bill with a public option for a vote on the floor.
This morning his liberal colleague Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wouldn’t draw a line in the sand, even though he supports a public option.
Sanders told me on “This Week” that he would be reluctant to support any bill without an enhanced public option. But when I asked him if he would prevent a bill without a public option from getting on the floor for a final vote and support a filibuster, Sanders wouldn’t put his vote on the line. He said he’d have to see what happens, but that he’d “fight and demand a public option and a strong one at that.”