Nancy Pelosi Declares Health Care Public Option Dead

Pelosi Via Talking Points Memo:

"We're talking about something that's not going to be part of the legislation. I'm quite sad that a public option isn't in there. But it isn't a case of it's not in there because the Senate is whipping against it. It's not in there because they don't have the votes to have it in there. We had it. We wanted it. They didn't have it. It's not in the reconciliation."