Politico: Alexander: House Dems jumping off a cliff

Posted on March 14, 2010

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Sunday that House Democrats should not have faith that their Senate colleagues will hold up their end of the bargain in passing the package of fixes to the health care bill.

“They're being asked to hold hands, jump off a cliff and hope Harry Reid catches them in the Senate - after the bill is law,” Alexander said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“This is the most brazen act of political arrogance that I can remember since the Watergate years,” he added. “It’s a political kamikaze mission for the Democrats to slam this through.”

Alexander then threatened that Senate Republicans will try to block passage of the fixes through reconciliation by bogging down the bill with countless amendments.

“We’ll certainly offer a large number of amendments to correct the bill,” he said.