John McCain surprised and disappointed lots of Republicans this past week when he voted against the “Skinny Bill” which would have allowed for a repeal of Obamacare.
It turns out he got a phone call and some encouragement for his vote from former Vice President Joe Biden.
Sadly, this just makes the whole situation even worse.
The Hill reports:
Biden lobbied McCain on healthcare vote: report
Former Vice President Joe Biden reportedly called Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) ahead of Friday’s vote on Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill, asking that he oppose the legislation.
According to a report by The Washington Post, McCain was called by both Biden and former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) ahead of the vote, both pleading with McCain to oppose the “skinny’ repeal.
Lieberman supported voting for ObamaCare while a senator, and reportedly explained that continued support to McCain during his call.
The Post reported that Biden had a more emotional discussion with McCain, reflecting on his son Beau Biden’s death to the same brain cancer McCain was diagnosed with earlier this month. Biden’s son died in 2015, two years after his initial diagnosis.
So at the end of the day, when millions of Americans needed him to keep the promise he campaigned on, he ended up doing the bidding of Joe Biden. That’s just awful.