I’m starting to like my Kaptur:
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) is a yes on reform today, according to an interview she gave to a local ABC station in Ohio this morning.
Kaptur votes yes on Stupak and yes on reform back when it passed the House the first time last year. In recent days, she’s aligned herself with the Catholic Bishops, who have urged a no vote on the Senate bill in the House over the Senate bill’s language regarding abortion funding.
Today, Kaptur appears to have changed her tune, coming down on the side of other Stupak amendment supporters who now plan to vote for the Senate bill.
I’m not surprised that the Stupakers are breaking “yes”. I think that many of them were originally motivated by some principled, if misguided, views, rather than by political cowardice. Unlike, say, Michael Arcuri.