Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at and on Twitter @mattshuham.

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer late Thursday characterized the delay of an expected House vote on legislation to repeal Obamacare as a move for transparency, rather than as a bid to buy more time to lock down enough votes to ensure the bill's passage.

“We could have continued through the night and voted in the middle of the night, that's what Democrats have done in the past,” Spicer told Fox News’ Eric Bolling.

“That's not what we were going to do,” he continued. “We wanted to do this in broad daylight tomorrow, when every one of the American people can see not only the bill that we put online days ago for everyone to read, but actually watch the debate take place and watch the vote go down.”

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