Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) is joining the likes of Sen. Jim Webb (D., Va.) and Rep. Barney Frank (D., Mass.) in calling for a moratorium on health-care reform until Scott Brown is seated.
“As I said to somebody last night:, everybody needs to get the Washington wax out of their ears and listen and pay attention that people out there believe that we are going too far, too fast,” McCaskill told Politico.
“I’ve said to the leader, ‘I don’t think it’s a good idea for us to try to pass another bill in the Senate before Sen. Scott Brown is seated,” she added. “I think that’s a bad idea.”
McCaskill said Democrats need to “hunker down and be realistic about what we can accomplish and certainly realize that if we don’t pay attention to what the voters say in Massachusetts, then I think we do so at the peril of our party’s effectiveness.”