No Snowe

Olympia Snowe (R-ME) says she will not support the health care bill. This leaves Democrats with no Republican support at all, and also leaves them short of 60 votes even if they get every Democratic vote.

Also, Reid makes it clear that he will use reconciliation to pass the bill. Under the Senate’s rules, reconciliation cannot be used for non-budget items — such as the public option, individual mandates, and employer mandates that make up the heart of the bill — but I’m sure we can expect Democrats to ignore the rules.

(Via Instapundit.)

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