McCain kills Obamacare repeal for a second time hours after Trump’s threat!
Trump just received another blow from Senator John McCain, who announced on Friday that he cannot “in good conscience” vote for the latest Obamacare repeal bill.
“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” McCain said in a statement. Now he’s the second Republican to come out against it, first being Kentucky GOP Senator Rand Paul.
“I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it,” McCain said.
Previously, McCain delivered the body blow calling it ‘skinny’ Obamacare repeal bill, after returning from a brain cancer diagnosis and procedure to vote against it.
Later, as on Friday, McCain brought up the process that was rushing the measure to the Senate floor, this time without a Congressional Budget Office Score.
“Without a full CBO score, which won’t be available by the end of the month, we won’t have reliable answers to any of those questions,” McCain said.
Three Republicans would be enough to sink the bill, and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has already said he opposed it. At least two other Senate Republicans – Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska – have wavered.
“I take no pleasure in announcing my opposition. Far from it. The bill’s authors are my dear friends, and I think the world of them. I know they are acting consistently with their beliefs and sense of what is best for the country. So am I,” said McCain.