Rahm Emanuel Tells All on the Campaign Trail?
During a forum with the Chicago Tribune, the former White House chief of staff admits that Bart Stupak — before he and his fellow “pro-life Democrats” caved — had the power to stop the health-care legislation in March. And says that:
I came up with an idea for an executive order to allow the Stupak Amendment not to exist by law but by executive order, and it was good enough that Nancy Pelosi, Jan Schakowsky – here in Chicago, Rosa DeLauro, Anna Eshoo – a number of women who are held – Nita Lowey – who are held up as honors by people like NARAL and Planned Parenthood, who supported that bill and supported the way to make progress.
The Stupak Amendment is not law — exactly.