Rep. Debbie Halvorson (IL-11) Says She Won't Bow to White House Pressure on Cap & Trade (Votes for Cap & Trade After Obama Call)

Matt Lewis

6/26/2009 5:30:00 PM - Matt Lewis
This is rich. ... Really rich.  Here's Rep. Debbie Halvorson (IL-11) specifically stating she would never ever, ever cave in to pressure from Obama to vote on cap and trade, because, after all, she knows Obama so she can stand up to him...

... In light of that, check out this article:

A presidential phone call helped to win at least one vote: Rep. Debbie Halvorson, D-Ill., a freshman from a suburban and rural district - and former Illinois State Senate colleague of Obama's - who said in an interview Thursday evening that after months of indecision, she now "feels great" about the bill.

"I think it's something that I'm going to support," Halvorson said. "It's taken me a long time. It's a thousand-page bill. It has a lot of amendments. I wanted to read it, take my time." Later, she added: "I had a nice chat with the president this morning."

... That didn't take long.