House defeats Cantor proposal to condemn 'deem and pass'

The House voted to table a resolution tonight proposed by GOP Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to disapprove of the "malfeasant manner" in which Speaker Pelosi and her deputies have moved on the healthcare bill.

The second-ranking Republican took to the House floor to read his privileged resolution aimed at Democratic leaders, who he claims have "conducted a calculated and coordinated attempt to willfully deceive the American people by embracing the 'Slaughter Solution."

"Democratic leadership has willfully abused its power to chart a legislative course for the Senate health care bill that is deliberately calculated to obfuscate what the House will vote on," Cantor said, calling the method "an illegitimate effort to confuse the public and thereby fraudulently insulate certain Representatives from accountability for their conduct of their offices[.]"

The House voted to effectively kill Cantor's resolution, 232-181. 10 Democrats voted with Republicans.

The following Democrats joined with the GOP:

Rep. Boren (Okla.)
Rep. Childers (Miss.)
Rep. Giffords (Ariz.)
Rep. Kissell (N.C.)
Rep. McIntyre (N.C.)
Rep. Mitchell (Ariz.)
Rep. Minnick (Idaho)
Rep. Perriello (Va.)
Rep. Shuler (N.C.)
Rep. Taylor (Miss.)

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