Senate Democrats are working at coming up with how to handle Health Care Reform after Tuesday’s election of Republican Scott Brown to Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat. Senator Ben Nelson was not surprised with the vote. Senator Nelson went on to say,
“there was the underlying concern that Washington is dysfunctional and not listening and things were being done behind closed doors and all the lack of transparency created an issue for Mr. Brown and he was able to access that and use it effectively”.
The vote took away the Democrats’ 60-vote “super-majority” and many say now health care reform is dead. Senator Nelson says if anything is to be accomplished right now in Washington, it will have to be a real working partnership and get on with the business of the country.
Nelson says Tuesday’s vote is that people want bipartisanship in Washington. There is also fear now that nothing will get done during this congressional session.