MONTPELIER, Vt. — Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott says he won’t be denouncing single-payer health care in Vermont until he sees the full plan.

The Republican State Committee passed a resolution last weekend that reads: “The state committee urges legislative and statewide candidates to publicly oppose single payer/government run health care due to the negative impacts on the state’s economy and the lives of Vermonters.”

Scott says he knows “there’s some frustration about my position” and has said he doesn’t believe in oaths or litmus tests for party membership.

The chairman of the Republican State Committee denies the resolution was a litmus test.

Scott is the only Republican to hold a statewide elected office in liberal Vermont, where lieutenant governors run on their own ticket.

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