Kyl: No Way the Senate Health Bill Passes by Christmas « The Washington Independent
Despite all the setbacks, the Democrats are hoping to pass their enormous health-care reform bill before the December holidays. Today, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) predicted that it’ll never happen.
“I guarantee you,” Kyl told Fox News, “it’s not going to be done before Christmas. There is not time, even writing this bill behind closed doors instead of in front of the cameras, as the president promised, to get this done and to get it done right before Christmas.”
Kyl has ample experience at stalling legislation, as evidenced by the drawn-out debate over an extension of unemployment benefits. And that was a bill that Republicans supported.