Lieberman Says He’d Probably Vote for Health Reform Cloture

October 16, 2009 | Last updated: July 31, 2020

Even if he ultimately opposes health reform legislation, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) says he would probably vote to bring the bill to the floor, reports The New Haven Register:

U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, I-Conn., whose vote could be crucial to breaking an expected GOP filibuster on health care legislation, Thursday said he would consider voting to move the bill forward, even if he ultimately casts his ballot against the reform package. …

Lieberman said he was “inclined to let the motion to proceed” (or cloture) go forward, but “I haven’t decided yet.”

And with that, Democrats appear to be one step closer to 60 votes.