House Liberals To Pelosi: "We Cannot Support The Senate Bill. Period."

In a private meeting in the Capitol just now, a dozen or more House liberals bluntly toldĀ  Nancy Pelosi that there was no chance that they would vote to pass the Senate bill in its current form -- making it all but certain that House Dems won't opt for this approach, a top House liberal tells me.

"We cannot support the Senate bill -- period," is the message that liberals delivered to the Speaker, Dem Rep Raul Grijalva told me in an interview just now.

Some had hoped Pelosi would push liberals to get in line behind this approach, in hopes of expediting reform, but that didn't appear to happen in this meeting. Pelosi mostly listened, Grijalva said, adding: "We didn't get any declarative statement from her."

The meeting, which was polite but blunt in tone, underscores the degree...