Barney Frank: ‘If Scott Brown Wins, It’ll Kill The Health Bill’

January 15, 2010 11:34 a.m.

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) made a very blunt statement to reporters today, about just how serious the stakes are in the Massachusetts special Senate election between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown.

Said Frank: “If Scott Brown wins, it’ll kill the health bill.”

If Brown is elected, he would be the 41st member of the Republican caucus, giving the minority party the power to block even a unanimous Democratic caucus of 59 members. Since no Republicans are working with the Obama administration on health care, that would shut down the process altogether.

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