Bachmann wants Investigation into Obama Nomination of Dem Rep's Brother as U.S. Circuit Judge - Video 3/4/10
Here is video of Minnesota GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann calling for an independent investigation into whether President Obama has nominated a U.S. Circuit Judge in order to gain the vote of a House Democrat for Health Care Reform.
Democrat Rep. Jim Matheson voted against the House Health Care Bill, but now says he is undecided on whether he will vote for the Senate Health Care Bill when it comes up in the House. It just so happens, his brother - Scott Matheson - has just been nominated by President Obama to the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Rep. Matheson denies any quid pro quo, and it is true that his brother's nomination is being supported by GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch.
But it is odd that the appointment comes just at this moment, when Matheson's vote could be crucial. Rep. Matheson voted against the House Health Care Bill twice. So, it will be interesting to see if he suddenly decides to have a change of heart and support ObamaCare now.