Here’s a news flash: No soldier gives his life. That’s not the way it works. Most soldiers who make a conscious decision to place themselves in harm’s way do it to protect their buddies. They do it because of the bonds of friendship – and it goes so much deeper than friendship.
And this administration and this House leadership have said quote-unquote they will stop at nothing to pass this health care bill. And now they’ve gotten rid of me and it will pass. You connect the dots.
I am leaving because I have to fight simultaneously a potential recurrence of cancer the Democratic leadership a health care bill that’s going to destroy this country my opposition to it and a belief that my party has become what it became – what it campaigned against.