Ed Schultz Interviews Rep. Joseph Cao; Praises Him For "Showing Some Guts" and Being "The Lone Changer" - Video 11/11/09
Here is video of MSNBC's Ed Schultz interviewing Louisiana Rep. Joseph Cao, the only Republican to vote for the House Health Care Bill.
Schultz asked Cao "do you think you went with the majority in your district?" Cao answered "absolutely my district is 75% democrat, 64% minority, and we have a very poor population." Cao called his vote "a vote of conscience, a vote to serve the needs of my people down here in this district."
Cao said that he has had some fundraisers canceled on him and some donors have requested their money back. Schultz asked him "is this going to cause a lot of problems for you down the road with the Republican party?" Cao answered "I don't believe so" because it's his duty to "represent" his people.
Cao said he is not considering switching to the Democrat party because he believes that he can better serve his people as a Republican.