Moments ago the Associated Press reported that Sen. John McCain will vote against the latest attempt to destroy Obamacare, effectively killing the bill’s chance in the current Senate session. Story developing…
UPDATE: From The Hill.
“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried,” he said in a statement, referring to the legislation spearheaded by GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C) and Bill Cassidy (La.).
McCain’s announcement leaves GOP leadership with no room for error. They need 50 GOP senators to support the legislation and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has already said he will vote no. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Friday said she is leaning against the bill.
BREAKING: Republican Sen. John McCain announces opposition to health care bill, dashing hopes for GOP leaders.
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 22, 2017
JOHN MCCAIN, AMERICAN HERO.
I literally have tears in my eyes.
— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) September 22, 2017