Rep. Mike McIntyre has gone on record saying he will vote against the latest version of the health care bill. The Democrat from Lumberton says reform is needed, but not at the expense of the national debt.
The first time the bill was on the floor, the Speaker of the House asked McIntyre personally for his support, and he told her no. This time as the Democratic push for more votes continues, McIntyre, a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, says he's made his stance clear.
"There's been a lot of pressure," he said. "They're trying to count heads and count votes, but they understand that I'm firm in my position, and so we don't waiver, because they know that I'm going to do what the people of our part of North Carolina expect me to do, which is to represent them first over any kind of national party agenda or anybody else's agenda for that matter."