After a torrent of constituent outrage and with a potential lawsuit from 13 state attorney generals brewing over the sale of his vote on health care reform, Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson is waffling again:
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said he's not yet "100 percent certain" he can vote for health reform legislation.
Nelson, who gave Democrats a crucial 60th vote to end debate on its healthcare bill and pass it, said he's hopeful he can support whatever final legislation comes before the Senate, but can't be sure.
“I hope so, but I’m not 100 percent certain of it," Nelson told The Chadron Record in an interview last Friday.
Nelson had been the last Democrat to hold out support for Democrats' health bill, having raised concern over the bill's inclusion of a public option, and later, its lack of restrictions on federal subsidies for insurance plans covering abortion. Nelson also announced his support for the bill after $100 million in assistance to Nebraska for new Medicaid obligations in the legislation were added.