John McCain, The ‘Maverick’, As Well As Two Other’s Vote Against Repeal And Replace.
Senator John McCain delivers yet another devastating vote to the Republican party, living up to his nickname “The Maverik”. Though Sen. McCain wasn’t alone in breaking the majority vote he is taking the most heat because it is the second time he has voted against the ‘Skinny’ repeal on ObamaCare.
Senator McCain went on record explaining his reason and expressing his concerns first by announcing it brought him no joy voting against his friends but that he feels he is doing what is best for the American people. He also added that, though the repeal was created in the best interest of America, he believes it is not only incomplete but could inevitably cause more harm than good.
President Trump saying “This is an embarrassment to Republicans” as the repeal failed to pass by three votes. Meanwhile, outside protesters cheer “Go McCain” and “Thank you, John McCain” as soon as it was announced the repeal failed. Republicans only have until midnight on the 30th to come together on the repeal against healthcare, before considering the Obamacare repeal dead. With the loss of the repeal, it will open up the possibility of
Republican’s only have until midnight on the 30th to come together on the repeal against healthcare, before considering the Obamacare repeal dead. With the loss of the repeal it will open up the possibility of creating a healthcare fix will be highlighted in the fall congressional agenda.
Following the vote, protesters were heard outside the Capitol chanting, “Thank you, John McCain!”
McCain’s office released a statement immediately following the vote.
“From the beginning, I have believed that ObamaCare should be repealed and replaced with a solution that increases competition, lowers costs, and improves care for the American people,” he said. “The so-called ‘skinny repeal’ amendment the Senate voted on today would not accomplish those goals.”
McCain returned to Washington on Tuesday for the health care proposal, nearly a week after announcing he had been diagnosed with an extremely rare form of brain cancer and undergone surgery above his left eye.
The other two Republican senators to vote “no” were Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.