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Conflicting signs on pro-life Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak’s stance on Obamacare negotiations:

Plus: At a town hall meeting last night, he told constituents that the briber-in-chief had invited him to the president’s box to watch a Russian opera performance. Stupak said he turned down the invite.

Minus: He told an AP reporter in between meetings yesterday that he’s growing “more optimistic” that he can cut a deal on government abortion funding in the bill that will make him happy.

Flashback via CNS, 12/22/09:

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) said the White House and the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives have been pressuring him not to speak out on the “compromise” abortion language in the Senate version of the health care bill.

“They think I shouldn’t be expressing my views on this bill until they get a chance to try to sell me the language,” Stupak told CNSNews.com in an interview on Tuesday. “Well, I don’t need anyone to sell me the language. I can read it. I’ve seen it. I’ve worked with it. I know what it says. I don’t need to have a conference with the White House. I have the legislation in front of me here.”

…In his interview with CNSNews.com on Tuesday, Stupak said that the White House “asked me just to hold off for awhile and not to say anything about this language. But as soon as the news broke that they had this [compromise], and they got the 60 votes, folks were asking me, and I’m not going to run from the issue I’m going to stand up and say, ‘Look, here’s my objections.’ Here – it’s not just my objections – but there’s a number of my [colleagues] who feel strongly about this issue, and these are the parts that have to be fixed.”

Stupak said he is not alone in being pressured from the White House and the House Democratic leadership – other pro-life Democratic colleagues apparently are, as well. But they plan to hold firm, he said.

“We’re getting a lot of pressure not to say anything, to try to compromise this principle or belief,” Stupak said. “[T]hat’s just not us. We’re not going to do that. Members who voted for the Stupak language in the House – especially the Democrats, 64 Democrats that voted for it – feel very strongly about it. It’s been part of who we are, part of our make up. It’s the principle belief that we have. We are not just going to abandon it in the name of health care.”

“We are not just going to abandon it in the name of health care.”

Good time to remind him of his words.

Stupak’s contact info:

2268 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 225 4735

(202) 225 4744 – Fax

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More from Philip Klein.

(Republished from MichelleMalkin.com by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Abortion, Health care