Robert Wexler (D-FL19) is now the 10th member of Congress to take the pledge. His office confirms that he is committed to vote against any bill that does not conform to the principles of the CPC, which means that it must contain a public plan that has no triggers and is available nationwide to everyone, and that it must also have the ability to negotiate for rates in order to keep costs down.
Because of Wexler’s commitment to support a public plan, Dick Armey’s astroturf teabagging organization, Freedomworks, is picketing outside his Boca Raton office on behalf of a Republican who is running against him.
Look, it’s going to get rough out there for members of the House who are committed to holding the line against very well-funded opposition to healthcare reform, and the Dick Armeys are always going to be available to dispatch canned teabaggery to embarrass and smear them for their conviction.
We’re adding Wexler to the Health Care Heroes page. Please consider stepping up today to show members of the House that grassroots public support will be there to get their backs when they do the right thing and stand up to insurance industry lobbyists.