Senate Republicans had one job to do . . . Repeal ObamaCare!
In every election cycle since 2010 Republican politicians promised their base to do just that.
And they failed spectacularly thanks to these Senators.
First, there were those who voted against an amendment on Wednesday that was nearly identical to the 2015 repeal bill passed by the Senate and vetoed by President Obama.
Seven Republicans voted against this ObamaCare repeal amendment offered by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) — even though six of them voted for this amendment just 18-months ago.
Those Senators are:
1) Lamar Alexander (Tennessee)
2) Shelley Moore Capito (West Virginia)
3) Dean Heller (Nevada)
4) John McCain (Arizona)
5) Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
6) Rob Portman (Ohio)
The seventh was the ultimate RINO, Susan Collins (Maine), who as Renewed Right pointed out before, even President Trump had given up lobbying on ObamaCare repeal.
But last night’s vote was the ultimate betrayal of the Republican base.
In a last ditch effort to pass something and send the House-passed bill to a conference committee with the House, the Senate took up the so-called “skinny” repeal bill.
Ultimately, this bill eliminated the despised individual mandate, mostly repealed the employer mandate, a one-year defunding of Planned Parenthood, more money for community health centers, and a provision making ACA’s innovation waivers more flexible.
But even this stripped down version of ObamaCare repeal couldn’t get the votes of these three Senators – including two turncoats who were just re-elected promising to repeal ObamaCare.
Again, Susan Collins was no surprise.
But then there was Lisa Murkowski and John McCain.
McCain was the real shock to those watching at home.
After flying to Washington after having brain surgery to cast his vote to allow the Senate to begin debating ObamaCare repeal, his vote was the final one to sink the “skinny repeal.”
Following Thursday’s vote, it’s hard to see where the Senate goes from here on ObamaCare repeal.
President Trump tweeted:
3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!
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Once the primaries come in 2018, vote all these traitors OUT!
These RINO’s should be voted out or recalled by their respective states.
Agree I hope the voters remember those names when the come up for reelection.
There’s only 6 Rep that are causing the hold up. There are 48 Dems.
Make these representatives purchase Obama Care. That will do the trick. Our family has to pay $10,000 out of pocket, up front before recieving any benefits in addition to high monthly premiums. We are better off without insurance. Wake up people, you are killing middle class Americans! Signed: an innercity school teacher with accountant spouse
Amen! So sad but true
Seems the lying is not limited to the dems. At least 2 of them don’t like President Trump nor their fellow republicans. At least one knows where they stand, or don’t now.
President Trump needs to follow through on his threat to remove Legislative Branch’s exemption from ObamaCare. Representatives and Senators who voted against the repeal need to remember that when they come up for re-election that there may be some unwanted results they would not like.
Maccain will be replaced soon
You are wrong – every administration serves at the Presidents pleasure – with President Trump not being a politition he is attempting to run the country as a business – as it should be run. In my business as the owner I have the right to expect my workers to follow my lead – President zTrump was elected by the votes he received – he received those votes because of the agenda he ran on – one major issue was repeal and replace Obamacare.
Collins and Macaski are Democrats – if you check their voting record they voted for
Much of the Democrates agenda under Obama – McCain is fake also – he completely
Went against his coonstituants that elected him. He lied to everyone. Sorry he is In
But he should be ashamed to show his face in Arizona.
are you sure most if not all Republicans did not agree to this and choose who to send to the chopping block ?
Francisco Machado made a good point on this.