Dem Rep. Hodes opposes Wilson reprimand

As House Democratic leaders prepare for an official scolding of Rep. Joe WilsonJoe WilsonTillerson’s No. 2 faces questions over State cyber closure GOP worries as state Dems outperform in special elections Navy official: Budget, readiness issues led to ship collisions MORE, cracks are appearing in the support for it among rank-and-file members.

Rep. Paul Hodes (D-N.H.) announced Tuesday that he won't vote for the "resolution of disapproval" that would formally reprimand Wilson (R-S.C.) for yelling, "You lie!" at President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaAll five living former presidents to attend hurricane relief concert Overnight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance | Puerto Rico's water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents' right to sue Interior moves to delay Obama’s methane leak rule MORE during last week's joint session.
 

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"In my judgment, it’s time to move on and I do not support this resolution," Hodes said.
 
Hodes said he believes Wilson should apologize for his "reckless" conduct, but he said that the reprimand is distracting from the healthcare debate. 
 
Republicans are expected to unite against the resolution, using some of the same arguments as Hodes, so the loss of Democratic votes could cause problems. But at least 39 Democrats would have to vote against it for it to fail.
 
Also, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has suggested he may abstain from the vote.
 
"I don‘t think it's a big deal," he said on MSNBC last week. "I think what we should take it as — it is unusual — it's a sign of how effective the president was."
 
The resolution was expected to be discussed at a noon meeting of the House Democratic Caucus.