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Conservatives Bill Kristol, Brit Hume, and Hugh Hewitt want House GOP to back senate bill

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      Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter <a>@mattklewis</a>.

While Republican House Members like Eric Cantor and conservative commentators like Erick Erickson are opposing the Senate bill, a handful of conservative commentators are pushing for its passage.

Around Noon on Tuesday, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol conceded the bill was a mess, but added that “enough House Republicans should vote yes to get the bill passed.”

And conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt praised Senate Republicans.

But later, after it started to look like House Republicans would not rubber stamp the Senate bill, Hewitt and others weighed in on the pending public relations calamity.

And Fox News Senior Analyst Brit Hume concurred:

It’s not unusual for conservatives to disagree, of course, but (possibly because this is playing out in real-time on Twitter) this still seems noteworthy.