Pelosi smacks down public option

Mike Riggs Contributor
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Jon Ward has a piece on Pelosi coming. Here’s a sample:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said today that Democrats are “one day closer to passing historic legislation to make health care more affordable.”

“We’ll take whatever time is required to pass the legislation,” she added. “We stand ready to stay as long as it takes to pass a bill.”

Pelosi also shot down the idea of a public option: “We’re talking about something that is not going to be part of the legislation … they don’t have the votes to have it in there.”