Democratic Sen. Mark Udall prompted a double-take Wednesday when he suggested that he wasn’t there for the 2009 Senate vote on the Affordable Care Act.
Under questioning from KOA’s Steffan Tubbs, Udall admitted that he would vote again for the Affordable Care Act, but then he said that he would have done things differently “if I were there.”
“I think, look, if I were there, I would say, ‘Here are some things that we should have done differently, here are some things that make more sense,’” Udall told Tubbs. “But we’re on track.”
The conservative PAC America Rising pointed out in a Wednesday post that Udall was a member of the Senate during the debate and did in fact cast his vote in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Elected to the Senate in 2008, Udall faces a tough reelection battle thanks in large part to Obamacare’s unpopularity with voters. The latest figures from the state Division of Insurance show that more than 337,000 Colorado residents have lost their health-insurance plans as a result of the ACA.
Udall has consistently supported the ACA, and voted in 2011 against a bill in support of repealing the federal health-care reform law.