House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says the financial rescue plan is something “a large majority of both parties can and will support.”
He may be right – House Republican leaders were endorsing the plan Sunday evening – but it’s clear that the bill won’t have unanimous support among Democrats.
Rep. Brad Sherman spoke out against the bill during a Democratic caucus meeting this evening, and at least a handful of other liberal Democrats are also expected to oppose it.
Emerging from the room, Rep. Joe Baca said that sentiments were “evenly split” inside. “There are still a lot of unanswered questions,” he said.
Baca said that members are “ still not sold” on the bill – and that he’s “leaning towards voting no” himself.
But another Democrat, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, said she thought that “the votes are going to be there on the Democratic side to pass it.”