Congressman Sanford Bishop will vote for health care reform. The Blue Dog Democrat from South West Georgia’s second district had been wavering.
He says polling in his district showed that people were evenly split and evenly passionate about their convictions.
“I’m in a situation where I’m damned if I do and damned if I don’t," Bishop says. "And if I’m damned under those circumstances I want to be damned on side of angels and on the side of right."
Bishop says he believes passing health care reform is "right for the country both in the long term and the short term."
He says there are about 86,000 people living in his district who do not have health insurance.