The Weekly Standard Conservative online blog is the original source to claim Ben Nelson was threatened with cuts to Offutt Airforce Base if he did not support the Health care Reform Bill. Online Editor and writer of the blog, Michael Goldfarb, says his source is a Senate Aid and he stands by his source.
“I understand that Nelson’s office was threatened, was it a credible threat? Ultimately I don’t think it was a terribly credible threat. You know, is he being 100% truthful, I think there’s not a lot of transparency in this process, nobody’s even seen a bill yet.”
Nelson has said repeatedly he was never threatened.