additional Republican senators came out against the Obamacare repeal invoice Monday night — dealing a vital blow to President Trump’s attempt to dismantle President Obama’s signature legislative success.
Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) each released statements that mentioned they cannot beef up the present model of the bill — leaving the GOP-controlled Senate without sufficient votes to move it.
“After conferring with depended on mavens in regards to the latest version of the patron Freedom Amendment, I’ve made up our minds i will not improve the present model of the easier Care Reconciliation Act,” Sen. Lee stated in a press release.
Lee introduced that the invoice didn’t do sufficient to decrease premiums for middle magnificence households.
Senator Mitch McConnell had behind schedule their consideration of a vote even as Arizona’s John McCain recovered from surgery.
“we hope John McCain gets better very quickly as a result of we miss him,” President Trump said earlier on Monday. “He’s a crusty voice in Washington. Plus we want his vote.”
The addition of Senators Lee and Moran made it a complete of four no votes on Republican facet.