Senator John McCain shocked the Senate this week (You can hear the gasps when he did it) when he voted against his party and the repeal of Obamacare. This has been seen as a betrayal of his campaign promises to repeal Obamacare. It appears that the Senator received some counseling and advice from other Washington elites. If your advice is coming from Joe Biden and Joe Liberman, don’t you think you should take it with a grain of salt? Apparently, these two had the right appeal to sway the Rino from Nevada. So here we are, waiting for promises to be delivered.
As Written By Daniel Chaitin for the Washington Examiner:
Sen. John McCain was one of three Republicans who helped shoot down the “skinny” repeal of Obamacare early Friday morning, and two retired D.C. politicians reportedly helped talk him into the “no” vote.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and former Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., both pressed McCain to oppose Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s efforts to advance a plan that ultimately aimed to repeal and replace portions of Obamacare, according to a Washington Post report.
Biden’s discussion with McCain in particular was described as an emotional one as his son, Beau, passed away in 2015 due to the same aggressive brain cancer that McCain recently was diagnosed with.
McCain ultimately joined Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, as well as 48 Democrats, to sink the bill 51 votes to 49.
In a statement explaining why he rejected it, McCain said he was concerned that the stripped-down bill would eventually be voted on by the House and ultimately become law. Earlier, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he was willing to go to conference with the Senate should they pass the legislation, in order to devise a more comprehensive replacement of Obamacare. But that wasn’t assurance enough for McCain.
“The Speaker’s statement that the House would be ‘willing’ to go to conference does not ………
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