Pelosi: Stupak Wants Health Care Reform (VIDEO)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared on "The Rachel Maddow Show" Thursday and weighed in on everything from Bart Stupak's threats to derail health care reform, to Eric Massa's resignation, and Republican obstructionism in the Senate.
While agreeing with Maddow that Rep. Bart Stupak is wrong -- there is no language in either health care reform bill that would allow federally funded abortions -- Pelosi told Maddow that she believes the Michigan Democrat wants health care reform and that he wold vote for the final legislation. "Bart Stupak wants health care reform. This is something he understands. He's on the committee of jurisdiction for it. I don't think that he's part... that he himself would be one to say that 'I'm taking down health care reform because of it.' But I think others who are part of that, who have stronger connections to the Republican party do want to bring down the bill."
Pelosi told Maddow "I cannot let the good intentions of some be hijacked by those who do not want health care reform."
Watch: Pelosi on the plan for health care reform, Bart Stupak
Watch: Pelosi talks about Eric Massa's resignation
Watch: Pelosi talks about Republican obstructionism in the Senate