“And, by the way, I think it’s very important for me to note that there are a whole bunch of folks up in Congress and others who made this statement,” he said Thursday, adding that they shouldn’t be blamed. “It’s not on them. It’s on us.”
Within 48 hours, Republicans had scoured public releases, news articles and town hall transcripts to unearth pledges made by 60 Democratic House members and 27 Democratic senators, including Majority Leader Harry Reid (“If you like the health care you have, you can keep it”) and Health Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (“If you like a plan, you get to keep it”).
The GOP plans to hold them accountable for those promises, driving the message through November with the hope of gaining an edge in the midterm elections.