When it comes to the Obamacare repeal, it looked as though the Democrats would be the only obstacle. But, as it turns out, Republicans came out as far more problematic. Now, four Republicans have stated that they need to review the Obamacare repeal in depth before deciding to support the initiative.
The foursome includes Sens. John McCain, Ariz., Lindsey Graham, S.C., Ron Johnson, Wis., and Bill Cassidy, La., all stating they would not support the repeal unless the grounds for it were valid.
The Obamacare replacement, otherwise known as the skinny repeal has suffered certain changes since the game of pull and draw has been ongoing for months.
Still, House might be able to accept the skinny repeal, which would not entail the necessity for a conference committee.
“We have to have assurance that it will go to a normal conference,” said McCain. “Right now that is not the case.”
— CNN (@CNN) July 27, 2017
“I believe one of the major problems with Obamacare is that it was rammed through Congress by Democrats without a single Republican vote. I believe we shouldn’t make that same mistake again,” he continued.
McCain made a stunning comeback after his cancer diagnosis, surgery, and treatment thereof. However, as far as the Obamacare is concerned, the tie-breaking vote belonged to VP Mike Pence.
On the flip side, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine did not give their support to the repeal.
They were also very vocal about the suspension of Planned Parenthood for an entire year.
Here is what President Trump had to say on the matter:
Come on Republican Senators, you can do it on Healthcare. After 7 years, this is your chance to shine! Don't let the American people down!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2017
The final outcome of the skinny repeal’s future should be concluded Friday.