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Stupak says Pelosi lacks the votes to pass HCR

At this point, who really knows for sure?

In an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, the anti-abortion rights lawmaker said, “I’d be surprised if they have 200 votes.”

House Democratic leaders need 216 to pass the bill.

Stupak noted that he is not counting votes with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her lieutenants, calling his figure “a guesstimate.”

Democratic leaders have a very different vote count, claiming they have, or are very close, to having the votes to pass a bill.

I don’t know enough about Stupak to know if he’s bluffing or really knows what he’s talking about.  He seems to be a decent person and he’s really holding the line for the pro-life cause.

On the other hand, he swore he had his twelve no-votes on board, when the number seems to be about half of that.  That doesn’t bode well for those of us who want to see this bill go down in flames.

That being said, nothing the Democratic leadership or the administration has said has been accurate or true so far, so like I said—who really knows?

I’m still pessimistic.

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