Friday, July 28, 2017
OBAMACARE LIVES! Senator McCain Delivers Killshot To Trumpcare In Dramatic Fashion (VIDEO)
After seven years of promises the Republican dream of repealing Obamacare died on the Senate floor early Friday morning.
Thought the Republican majority in Congress has voted over 60 times since 2011 to repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act and despite pressure from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Donald Trump last night they just couldn't deliver the goods.
The final vote in last night's attempt to undo the Affordable Care Act was 49-51.
It ended with Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska being joined in a last minute stunner by John McCain of Arizona united with all 46 of the chamber’s Democrats and two independents to defeat the so called "Skinny Repeal."
McCains no vote stunned the gallery. It came despite hours of Republicans, including Vice President Mike Pence and Donald Trump, trying to persuade him.
Here is the moment McCain enter the chamber and dramatically enter his "no" vote with a thumbs down gesture...
It was dramatic to say the least.
McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer last week, was only on hand because Republican's demanded he return on Tuesday to vote on a measure to open debate on the bill. After voting for the motion to proceed to the bill, McCain delivered an impassioned speech asking for more bipartisanship in all aspects of government.
Apparently he was not satisfied that his colleagues received his message as the bills put forward including last night's were rushed, chaotic, secretive and never opened to debate.
Trump who was watching the bill go down in flames live lashed out in a tweet blaming everyone but himself and delivering a threat to boot...
Although he didn't name names it was apparent whom he will attack in the coming days.
Hopefully this will end the shameful chapter in the Republican's efforts to kill the ACA and perhaps now start working together with their Democratic peers for the good of the country and the American people.
I wouldn't count on it though.