Dem Rep. Hodes opposes Wilson reprimand

As House Democratic leaders prepare for an official scolding of Rep. Joe WilsonAddison (Joe) Graves WilsonTrump's effort to secure the border is making America safe again Legal immigrants can commend Trump on his efforts to end illegal immigration Lawmakers eye crackdown on China’s Confucius Institutes 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 ObamaNRATV host says Obama owes Parkland students an apology over shooting Paltry wage gains, rising deficits two key tax reform concerns Throwing some cold water on all of the Korean summit optimism 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.