Harkin Surprised, Disappointed To Hear That Obama Didn't Push Public Option

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Brian Beutler Talking Points Memo

Yesterday, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) articulated surprise and disappointment that the White House had not done more to push Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) to support a public option. Moments before a vote this morning, I asked him to elaborate.

"All I'll say, I was surprised to hear this because I had assumed all along that the White House was pushing strongly for the public option," Harkin said. "I just assumed that."

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