Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, has been the leading proponent of the "trigger" approach but she told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that she didn't plan to offer it as an amendment because it didn't have the votes to prevail. Snowe is the only Republican in Congress to have supported Democrats' health care legislation, voting "yes" in the Finance Committee. But she said Friday she couldn't support Reid's current version.
Snowe Will Not Offer Trigger Amendment
The AP is reporting that Olympia Snowe (R-ME) does not plan to offer a public option trigger amendment, because it does not have the votes to pass. With Snowe planning to vote against Reid's bill, it would be ideal if we can remove some of the other terrible compromises that were added to win her support.