Once again, Senator John McCain is siding with Democrats to block any kind of Obamacare repeal. His opposition makes no sense. Why won’t he get on board?
The New York Times reports:
McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming It
Senator John McCain of Arizona announced on Friday that he would oppose the latest proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act, leaving Republican leaders with little hope of succeeding in their last-ditch attempt to dismantle the health law.
Mr. McCain, who killed the previous repeal effort with his dramatic “no” vote in July, released a statement saying that he could not “in good conscience” support the latest proposal, by Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who is Mr. McCain’s closest friend in the Senate.
“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal,” Mr. McCain said. “I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it.”
Again, this makes no sense:
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) September 22, 2017
As a result, McCain has lots of Democrats and Liberal celebrities cheering for him. Via Twitchy:
Bless you @SenetorJohnMcCain
This is 3rd Time I’ve Watched You Take The High Road,& Pick The American🇺🇸Ppl over Politics🙏🏻#StillaHero2Me
— Cher (@cher) September 22, 2017
first things first – you are the realest
— ROSIE (@Rosie) September 22, 2017
Thank you @SenJohnMcCain for being a hero again and again and now AGAIN
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 22, 2017
Excellent news! … And an excellent time to call your senators. →📱 202-804-8210 https://t.co/KeTodpMHyv
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) September 22, 2017
This is good news for the fight for affordable health care. But we've been here before. Don't stop organizing until the fight is done. https://t.co/cH5fzgaJw8
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) September 22, 2017
Thanks for nothing, Senator.