Michael Goldfarb on Glenn Beck confirms White House call and threat to Senator Ben Nelson, Obama thugs, December 16, 2009, Ben Nelson threatened to vote for Senate Health Care Bill
Yesterday, December 15, 2009, the Citizen Wells blog quoted a report from the Weekly Standard that indicated that the White House, Obama, threatened to close an Air Force base in Nebraska if Senator Ben Nelson did not vote for the Senate Health Care Bill.
“Source: Dems Threaten Nelson In Pursuit of 60
While the Democrats appease Senator Lieberman, they still have to worry about other recalcitrant Democrats including Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson. Though Lieberman has been out front in the fight against the public option and the Medicare buy-in, Nelson was critical of both. Now that those provisions appear to have been stripped from the bill, Lieberman may get on board, but Nelson’s demand that taxpayer money not be used to fund abortion has still not been met. According to a Senate aide, the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base on the BRAC list if Nelson doesn’t fall into line.
Offutt Air Force Base employs some 10,000 military and federal employees in Southeastern Nebraska. As our source put it, this is a “naked effort by Rahm Emanuel and the White House to extort Nelson’s vote.” They are “threatening to close a base vital to national security for what?” asked the Senate staffer.”
Michael Goldfarb, author of the report, was just interviewed on the Glenn Beck Show on Fox. Goldfarb stands by his report. Glenn Beck also states that he has confirmed this story with three sources.
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