Yes, he was certainly torn up about selling out all the pro-life constituents who thought he was actually “pro-life.” He was so conflicted he went and celebrated the victory until the bar closed:
HOH spies say the gaggle of jubilant Democrats included Rep. John Larson (Conn.), who got a roar of welcome when he entered the bar; Rep. Joe Crowley (N.Y.), who was briefly spotted standing behind the bar, handing out drinks; and Reps. John Boccieri (Ohio), Melissa Bean (Ill.), Tom Perriello (Va.) and Jerry Costello (Ill.).
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who had been the center of attention all weekend after resisting the abortion-related language in the bill but ultimately voting for the package, was among Tune Inn’s revelers. An HOH spy says Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) planted a giant kiss on Stupak’s cheek.
The celebration continued until the bar issued its last call for drinks, our tipsters say.
Selling out is tough. I imagine if I ever did it, I would want to try to drink it away too. Still the same sell-out face in the mirror come morning though.