Brown: Reconciliation is 'political chicanery'

Freshman Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) may have helped Democrats pass their jobs bill last week, but he is no fan of the idea of using reconciliation to pass healthcare reform.

"It's a very big mistake," Brown said of the Democrats' use of the parliamentary tactic. "The American people right now don't want political chicanery and parliamentary maneuvering to basically push through something. They should start over."

Asked if the use of reconciliation could paralyze the Senate legislatively, as Republicans have threatened, Brown said, "We'll soon find out, won't we?"