Democrats give Warren's "Medicare for All" plan the cold shoulder

Some Democratic senators on Tuesday said flatly that they would not vote for Warren’s plan if she were president in 2021.

“No, I wouldn’t; I’ve said consistently that I am not for Medicare for All,” said Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.), who faces a tough reelection race next year. A victory by Jones would greatly help Democrats reach a Senate majority.

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said “not as I understand it” when asked if he would vote for Warren’s plan…

Asked if he would vote for Warren’s plan in 2021, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) doubted it would come up for a vote at all.

“I don’t know that we’ll have a chance to do that; I think we’ll take up our own proposals,” he said. “I’m for universal coverage, I’m for building on the Affordable Care Act. My preference is to move forward on a public option.”