The drama -- Republican senators imploring their own colleagues across the Capitol to vow that they would not pass the bill they are about to pass -- crystalized the remarkable dissatisfaction and deep reservations that Republican members feel about weakening Obamacare and threatened the prospect of providing a long-awaited legislative victory to the party and President Donald Trump.
"Go Republican Senators, Go! Get there after waiting for 7 years. Give America great healthcare!" Trump tweeted late Thursday.
After a phone call with House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham and Ron Johnson said they had received the reassurances they needed and would vote yes.
But McCain was uncharacteristically silent as he left the Senate chamber.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
So, What New Surprise Will Mitch McConnell Pull Out of His Ass?
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