The following statement is attributed toMajority Whip Andy Tobin:
“Speaker Pelosi’s latest political end-run to avoid an up-or-down vote on a major, substantive piece of legislation is a travesty to what our country’s forefathers envisioned when drafting our constitution. The latest healthcare bill will fundamentally realign our nation and our economy, and it deserves to go through our nation's proven process for making laws.
“Political expediency is no excuse for ignoring the constitution. It’s time for Ann Kirkpatrick to stand up against this destruction of democracy by letting her constituents know that she will not support the political games and Orwellian charades that her own party’s leadership deems appropriate.”