Dem Rep. Hodes opposes Wilson reprimand

As House Democratic leaders prepare for an official scolding of Rep. Joe WilsonAddison (Joe) Graves WilsonState Department faces mounting cyber threats A Department of Energy foundation: An idea whose time has come Tillerson’s No. 2 faces questions over State cyber closure 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 ObamaMcCarthy: ‘No deadline on DACA’ Democrats will need to explain if they shut government down over illegal immigration Trump’s first year in office was the year of the woman 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.