Retiring Virginia Sen. Webb: Healthcare bill 'great regret'ObamaCare is his great regret. But he doesn't regret voting for it.
By Steve Contorno, Washington Examiner
Retiring Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., said Monday charged [sic] that President Obama's handling of the sweeping healthcare overhaul unnecessarily caused a great deal of fear in the country.
The Virginia Democrat, in a wide-ranging interview on MSNBC's "Daily Rundown," told host Chuck Todd that it was his "great regret" that the Obama administration scared Americans with a large bill that lacked direction.
"My great regret on that is I believe the whole healthcare issue could have been handled differently by the administration and over here [in the Senate]," said Webb, who is retiring after just one term. "I think the way that the process was put forward without a clear set of principles from the administration caused a lot of fear in the country. We had five different committees boiling down 7,000 pages of contradictory information at a time when the country was in a recession and people were talking about this other stuff."
"So you regret voting for it?" Todd asked.
"No. In the end, I voted with Republicans 18 times, but in the end I voted for it. But we do need to move forward. We need to find different ways to work with these issues. We could have had a smaller, more focused package and the country would have been a lot more comfortable with the process." [link]
Sounds like a man who wants to have it both ways.
Either that or he's still as confused as ever.
This guy was an embarrassment from Day 1. And he continues to shame us, right to the bitter end.
Go away, man. The harm is done.