Without enough support for Speaker of the House John Boehner’s “Plan B” the House Republicans did not even vote on it. Boehner released a statement saying, “The House did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass. Now it is up to the president to work with Senator Reid to avert the fiscal cliff.” The House then recessed for the holidays. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman- Schultz spoke to Soledad on this morning’s Starting Point.
The Florida Congresswoman responds to the Speaker’s statement, saying, “It’s really challenging to understand why instead of continuing to do the hard work of the last few steps they had to take to get to a deal, that the speaker instead decided to jam us, and put something on the floor that they couldn’t pass out of their own caucus because it is so extreme.”