Not So Fast

Pelosi 'May Not' Support Debt Plan

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Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks to reporters after a Democratic Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 15, 2011. Listening from the back is Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.

Just as Washington breathed a sign of relief, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said not so fast. Hours after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he would support the debt compromise congressional Republicans and the White House had hammered out, Pelosi said she "may not" be able to get House Democrats to support it. “We all might not be able to support it, or none of us may be able to support it," she told reporters Sunday night. Liberal Democrats voiced their displeasure with the proposed compromise, which aims to cut $3 trillion in spending over 10 years but reportedly has no tax increases for the wealthiest Americans.