This Friday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) once again made an announcement which outraged conservative supporters, when he revealed that he will vote against the latest proposal to repeal ObamaCare, which could mean potentially dooming the legislation as well as the GOP’s last opportunity at passing a health care overhaul this year.
But it looks like John has earned some new friends, as Rosie O’Donnell, Cher, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and others tweeted their praise at him.
Yes, we think the same, not exactly the people you want to have in your corner.
According to Western Journalism, McCain issued a statement Friday saying that because the bill, which was proposed by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, did not evolve through the “regular order” of committee hearings and floor debate, he would refuse to support it.
That statement, which makes it difficult if not impossible for the Graham-Cassidy bill overhauling Obamacare to pass, set off celebrations on the left.
Excellent news! … And an excellent time to call your senators. →📱 202-804-8210 https://t.co/KeTodpMHyv
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) September 22, 2017
Thank you @SenJohnMcCain for being a hero again and again and now AGAIN
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 22, 2017
first things first – you are the realest
— ROSIE (@Rosie) September 22, 2017
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
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
McCain’s action did not come as a surprise to those who expected that the Arizona senator would oppose the bill.
“Well, by now why would anyone think he’d do anything else?” wrote Joe Vidueria on Allen B. West.
“McCain does what’s politically correct, and voting for any bill that gets at the heart of Obamacare would not be the right thing to do in the eyes of the media and the elites in Washington, D.C. — not to mention the Hollywood crowd. So he killed the previous repeal bill in July (the “skinny” repeal) and became a media darling — and he’s at it again,” he added.
“Well, John McCain let conservatives down yet again. For the second time, he will sabotage the will of the voters and the leader of his party by sinking a bill to reform Obamacare,” Miller wrote.
“Now, the people of McCain’s home state of Arizona will continue to suffer under Obamacare,” he added.
On Friday, Sen. Susan Collins, also said she will likely vote no, and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul remains adamant that this repeal of the Affordable Care Act isn’t good enough.
If Republicans can’t repeal the Affordable Care Act despite controlling both houses of Congress, they’ll be breaking a promise they’ve been making since Obamacare was passed in 2010. That could sting them in the mid-term elections. And things will only get harder come October when they’ll need 10 more votes to repeal Obama’s hated program.
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