The PJ Tatler

Will Democrats Have to Pass Reid's Plan to See What's In it?

According to Rep. Earl Blumenaeur (D-OR), most Democrats in Congress haven’t even been allowed to look at the Reid debt ceiling plan.

A House Democrat indicated Wednesday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) might not have Democrat votes locked down for his deficit proposal.

“I’m not going to commit to something that nobody I know has seen and had a chance to analyze,” said Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.). “I want to see it.”

House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) deficit proposal was met with division from his party on Monday, resulting in speculation that Boehner’s two-step plan does not have enough Republican support to pass the House, much less the Senate, where Reid said Boehner’s plan would be “dead on arrival.”

But Blumenauer said that few Democrats have had a chance to sign onto Reid’s alternative measure. “I had dinner with one of my friends who is a senator last night, who was saying they’re really interested in seeing the details,” he said on CSPAN’s “Washington Journal” program. “They haven’t seen the details yet.”

That’s how the Dem leadership rolls, isn’t it.