Top aides to House Democratic leaders issued a statement decrying Republicans who sent out a memo that they claimed was written by Democrats.
In an email, Speaker Nancy Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer spokeswoman Stephanie Lundberg said Republicans – who earlier dismissed questions about the memo’s legitimacy – will “do anything” to stop health care from passing on Sunday.They said in a joint statement emailed to reporters:
Opponents of health reform can’t win on the merits of their arguments so they must stoop to acts of desperation to deny Americans an honest and truthful debate.
The latest examples of this came today with the maligning of Democratic Members on the House Floor, and the circulation of an apparently fraudulent memo that was falsely attributed to Democratic staffers. These two incidents are exhibits Y and Z in a long line of evidence showing that opponents of health reform will do anything and say anything to stand in the way.
Republican leaders have said they will do anything to stop this bill, but no matter what they do, Democrats will continue working to deliver affordable health care for America’s middle class.
We’ve been talking to staffers all day and will be updating readers soon on what we’ve pieced together.