John McCain has been calling for a repeal of Obamacare for years but when he had the chance to do it he reversed. You have to wonder what would cause such a sea change in promises that so clearly helped him to re-election.
The LA Times sheds light on McCain’s previous stand on Obamacare:
Last year, during a tough reelection, McCain’s campaign ran a television ad that boasted the senator is “leading the fight to stop Obamacare.”
But last night his office put out a statement noting the GOP Senate bill did not offer a “replacement to actually reform our health care system and deliver affordable, quality health care to our citizens.”
… When McConnell, the majority leader, stood on the Senate floor Friday after the bill’s failure, he was clearly annoyed.
McCain’s “no” vote had led to applause moments earlier from Democrats.
“In a move that’s no surprise to anyone, John McCain voted against the embarrassingly named ‘Skinny Repeal,’ voted against his party (or is it his party?) and voted to keep Obamacare going as is,” writes Melissa Mackenzie.
GlennBeck.com published comments by Bill O’Reilly who believes McCain’s actions were purely punitive:
“I think this is about Trump,” O’Reilly objected. “I think McCain despises Trump so much because of the POW comment during the campaign.”
Trump infamously mocked McCain during his campaign for the 2016 election, saying the senator was “not a war hero” because he was taken prisoner.
McCain was a Navy pilot who spent around five and a half years in a prison camp in North Vietnam where he was repeatedly tortured. “I like people who weren’t captured,” Trump said of McCain in July 2015.
Only voters can put an end to politicians who say one thing before elections and then act differently after.