Senate Republicans Don’t Repeal Obamacare (Again)

Donald Trump’s COS John Kelly.

The writing was on the wall yesterday, but CNN reports on the official announcement:

The Senate will not vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal Obamacare, Republican leaders announced Tuesday.

The decision is another blow to President Donald Trump’s attempts to repeal Obamacare, a long-time Republican campaign promise and a centerpiece of his legislative agenda. Trump is now also floating the idea of working with Democrats on changes to the health care law, repeating his budget deal he reached earlier this month.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell met with lawmakers Tuesday to take stock of where his members are on the proposal and make the call once and for all if Graham-Cassidy, the latest bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, will get a vote in the Senate. The decision was that the votes simply weren’t there.

Let’s be honest: The votes have never been there.

4 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. DavieDavie says:

    Well if this acute case of extreme blue balls for Trump leads him to actually support a modest fixup bill with Democrats to undo some of the earlier Republican sabotage, then it will be a good thing.

  2. FrankUnderwood says:

    Repeal, replace and renege……

    Say a prayer for the anguished donors.

    BTW, there is already talk of moving up the budget resolution for 2019 …. to next month …. so they can start the reconciliation process again.

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