GOP Wants To Put Health Care Amendments Behind Closed Doors

Earlier, the RNC put out a video hitting Democrats for crafting health care reform ‘behind closed doors.’

House Minority Leader John Boehner also portrayed health care proceedings as being ‘behind closed doors.’

As did Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

And yet, this doesn’t surprise me:

On the Senate floor yesterday, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) made a request on behalf of Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) that senators proposing amendments to the health care bill place the text of their amendments online. Immediately following Reid’s request, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) took to the floor to object to the transparency proposal.

[Emphasis mine]

So, whenever Republicans try to accuse Democrats of putting health care reform ‘behind closed doors,’ remind them whose party tried to make the process more transparent and whose party objected to that.

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