Virginia Democrat Rep Tom Perriello now a NO vote for ObamaCARE
National Review Online is reporting that Virginia’s Tom Perriello, a Democrat who voted YES on ObamaCARE back in November is now a No vote because of the Senate bill’s language to allow for federal funding of abortion.
Constituent of Tom Perriello’s in the VA-5th district here. He voted for the bill in November after supporting the Stupak amendment, but has promised several times that he will oppose any bill that allows for federal funding of abortion.
I just got off the phone with his office who told me that he was still undecided and waiting on the final language. I reminded them of the abortion promise, and the staffer told me unequivocally that if the abortion language does not change he will oppose the bill. He also said that if the middle-class taxes that are a part of the senate bill are not changed, that would lead him to oppose the bill.
That’s a switch from a yes vote to a no vote, and you should encourage your readers in the VA 5th district to call him and urge him to keep his promise.