John McCain (R-AZ) to oppose a last-ditch GOP proposal to overhaul the Obama health law, Republicans have nearly run out of time to make substantive changes to Obamacare by a September 30 deadline for action under a special expedited procedure that did not allow for a Senate filibuster, again dealing the President and GOP leaders a bitter defeat on an issue they've campaigned on for the last seven years.
President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. But for now, it seems like the GOP will fail to get anything done on this signature campaign issue, with McCain, Sen.
Conservative groups, including those close to Paul, are in a wait-and-see mode before launching their own press of the Kentucky senator. Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Lawmakers grapple with warrantless wiretapping program MORE (R-Ky.), who has said he will vote against the GOP's latest ObamaCare repeal bill, said Sunday that converting health care funding into block grants to states sets up "a perpetual food fight". The Arizona Senator most recently drew the president's ire for killing Republicans' last attempt to strip millions of Americans of their health care.
Paul said, "I have always been a yes for repeal but the bill, the Graham-Cassidy bill, unfortunately, basically keeps most of the Obamacare spending, nearly all of it and it just reshuffles it and block grants it to the states. Let Arizona down!" Trump wrote about McCain on Twitter early Saturday morning.
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, speaks with reporters before heading into a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill on September 19, 2017, in Washington.
Paul spokesman Sergio Gor told CNN Friday that Paul is "unlikely" to change his mind even if changes were made to the bill, and a leadership aide said they thought Paul was way too far gone to come back around now. McCain and Paul are in the "no" column, Sen.
On Friday, Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican from ME, also inched closer to closing the door on Graham-Cassidy, saying that she was "leaning against", the bill, according to a report from The Portland Press Herald.
But Trump isn't letting go, as seen by his series of tweets while he spends the weekend at his New Jersey golf club.
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"So he chose to do something different, and that's fine", Trump said.
But there was no doubt where Trump stood on McCain.
"My friendship with John McCain is not based on how he votes but respect for how he's lived his life and the person he is", Graham, a South Carolina Republican, said in a Friday statement. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. Bill Cassidy, R-La. "Great for Arizona. McCain let his best friend L.G. down!"
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"I can't in good conscience vote to keep all the spending". He also he could not support the measure "without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it". That's the only realistic path for Republicans, who control 52 of 100 seats in the chamber, to pass such a bill with no Democratic votes.
During the election campaign Trump had pledged to quickly kill the Affordable Care Act - "It will be easy", he contended - and he has publicly chided McConnell for not winning passage before now. GOP leaders hoped to bring the legislation to the full Senate this coming week.