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Rev Jackson criticizes Artur Davis vote on health care
By Rev Jackson backs off comments about Artur Davis
Montgomery, AL – - The Rev. Jesse Jackson is no longer
being critical of Rep. Artur Davis of Birmingham for voting against
a health care overhaul bill in the House.
The civil rights leader earlier had questioned how a black man
could vote against the health care overhaul measure. He didn't name
Davis, but Davis was the only member of the Congressional Black
Caucus to vote against the bill.
Jackson released a statement Thursday saying he has talked to
Davis and admires him. Davis is seeking the Democratic nomination
for governor of Alabama in 2010.
Jackson said he does not challenge Davis' integrity as a leader.
Davis has said he supports health care reform, but disagrees
with the approach taken in the House bill.