Robert Wexler says he "signed the letter" and he’s supporting the public option, but he won’t commit to voting against a bill that doesn’t have one.

Wexler’s name was on the leaked whip list, and the validity of the list was confirmed to Ryan Grim by Diane Watson, who is in charge of keeping the whip count for the CPC.  But we haven’t been able to get one member to confirm that they will uphold this commitment — or even what the commitment was.

It doesn’t inspire confidence that House Democrats will hold out for a public option if the arm twisting starts.

Call Wexler’s office and ask him what’s up:  202-225-3001.

Update:  Wexler signed the pledge, and he’s getting picketed by Teabaggers for it.  Encourage good behavior by donating to him here.

Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

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