Oh this is rich, Former House Speaker Nancy “We have to pass the health care bill so that you can find out what is in it” Pelosi, the woman who shut the American people out of the debate over health care reform is now calling for transparency?
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that Supreme Court arguments over President Obama’s healthcare law should be televised.
“When the Affordable Care Act is placed before the highest court in our country, all Americans will have a stake in the debate; therefore, all Americans should have access to it,” Pelosi said in a news release.
Right, will all due respect to Rep. Pelosi, it would have been nice if she had included the American people in the debate in the first place. Instead what we got were closed door meetings and an op-ed column calling protests against Obamacare “un-American”.
Call me suspicious, but I suspect the only reason she’s backing C-Span’s request to televise the hearings is because she think Democrats will be able to use portions of the video as a weapon against Republicans during the 2012 elections.
H/T: Doug Powers.