‘3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down’: Humiliated Trump tweets after cancer-stricken John McCain hands him a defeat by voting AGAINST ‘skinny’ repeal of Obamacare

Friday, July 28, 2017
By Paul Martin

Three Senate Republicans voted against the skinny’ Obamacare repeal bill
Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins were previously vocal about their criticisms of the bill; John McCain’s deciding ‘no’ vote came as a shock after vote was stalled
Trump responded saying the 51 Senators had ‘let the American people down’
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s last ditch effort to pass a pared-down ‘skinny’ bill to repeal select Obamacare provisions failed spectacularly Friday morning
The ‘skinny repeal’ bill would have repealed individual mandates, raise premiums by 20% by 2018, and leave 16million more Americans uninsured by 2026
Previous efforts this week to pass a comprehensive bill and a repeal-only option failed; Trump urged his party to unravel Obamacare on Thursday morning

28 July 2017

Senator John McCain lived up to his reputation as a political maverick as he dramatically voted ‘no’ to reject the repeal of Obamacare on a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol – dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump’s agenda.

With the vote stalled going late into the morning, McCain walked onto the Senate floor just before 2am to point his finger downwards and said ‘nay’ to audible gasps from fellow lawmakers.

In doing so, the 80-year old former POW dealt a dramatic blow to the GOP’s seven-year long quest to strike down Obamacare.

Killing the so-called ‘skinny repeal’ dead 51-49, McCain, who flew to Washington after surgery and his recent diagnosis of an aggressive form of brain cancer, was joined by fellow GOP rebels, Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins.

On leaving the Capitol, McCain was asked by reporters why he decided to vote against the bill.

He replied, ‘Because it was the right thing to do.’

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