The “Skinny Repeal” of Obamacare failed this morning, when Arizona Republican John McCain stepped out to cast the deciding vote against it. McCain stated that the bill did not go far enough in actually repealing and replacing the lumbering monster of a law that Obamacare has become. He also expressed a desire for Democrats to help in creating new legislation — a move that would only move the bill closer to the single-payer system that leftists desire and flies in the face of his own campaign promises during his last bid for re-election.
The president expressed his disappointment at the vote, and suggested that Obamacare will, if left alone, implode on its own. And Senator Rand Paul, who has been a real champion of Obamacare repeal for many years, said he will keep fighting for the outcome of repeal.
3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let Obamacare implode, then deal. Watch!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017
The Senate fell one vote short tonight, which is disappointing. I intend to keep fighting for repeal.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 28, 2017
John McCain has been, for many years, one of the most unpredictable Senators in the GOP. His actual beliefs and positions embody many of the worst aspects of both the Republican and Democrat parties; from aggressive nation-building and war-mongering in the foreign-policy arena, to voting against the Bush-era tax cuts, to encouraging leftist sentiments about Trump’s incompetence, dictatorial aspirations, and collusion with Russia. McCain has been a member of the Senate for far too long. Hopefully Republicans will not allow him, or either of the other two GOP senators who voted against the repeal, to survive their re-election bids.
What do you think? Did John McCain vote “NO” on this bill as a final “middle finger” to the president? Is he that petty? Let us know on Facebook or in the comments below.