Republicans Criticize Ben Nelson: 'It's Pretty Obvious That Votes Have Been Bought'


Yesterday's news that the Senate was close to approving their health care bill thanks to Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson's last-minute compromise is drawing ire from Republicans today calling it "the cornhusker kickback":

"Critics by Sunday were heavily questioning Nelson's motivations, given that the abortion restrictions he sought and won did not satisfy several major anti-abortion lawmakers and groups and that it took a major federal payoff to his state to seal the deal."

"It's pretty obvious that votes have been bought," Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said.

This is the first time in history that a congressperson has changed his vote after being offered additional benefits to his own constituents. Just kidding.

Nelson Accused of Selling Vote on Health Care Bill for State Pay-off [FoxNews]