McCain Kills Skinny Repeal Healthcare Bill

Arizona Senator John McCain cast the deciding vote last night to kill the “skinny” Obamacare repeal bill. After the 49 – 51 vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell chastised senators, and called on them to come up with solutions to fix the failing healthcare.

In McCain’s home state of Arizona, the insurance marketplace has nearly crumbled. That did not stop McCain, who is suffering from brain cancer, from joining senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins in killing the only vehicle currently available through which to fix Obamacare.

When McCain let it be known what his vote would be, an audible gasp filled the chamber. For years he condemned Obamacare, but when he had the opportunity he balked. McCain claimed that he was supporting Arizona Governor Doug Ducey in his stiff opposition to the bill.

Senator Chuck Schumer hugged McCain. Later, Schumer praised McCain for his vote.

Vice President Mike Pence was on hand to cast the winning vote, but never got the chance.

Just two days ago, McCain tweeted: “I hope we can rely on humility, cooperation & dependence on each other to better serve the people who elected us.”

A somber McConnell told senators after the vote, “Bailing out insurance companies without reforms is not something I want to be a part of.”

According to Jenny Beth Martin in The Hill, President Trump could “by unilateral action – simply sign a memorandum to the Director of the Office of Personnel Management – to remove Congress’ illegal special exemption from the law, and make members of Congress and their staffs live under ObamaCare without benefit of the generous illegal taxpayer-financed subsidy each now receives.”
 

31 Comments on "McCain Kills Skinny Repeal Healthcare Bill"

  1. The Oracle of Tucson | July 27, 2017 at 11:59 pm |

    What’s new here? RINO in all caps. Pls retire Sen. McLame. Your time has passed and your services are no longer needed or wanted by the very people you pretend to claim to represent, your pathetic at best, your little more then an lying and dying jerk.
    Adios John.
    Rest in peace….

  2. What, Again | July 28, 2017 at 4:01 am |

    Once again this nasty old incompetent fool stands against the will of the American people and his own party just to be liked by liberals and make himself center of attention. He’s a liar and cannot be trusted.

    • You must have amazing telepathy to know the “will of the American people.” Every poll…even those done by Fox News…show large majorities of Americans opposed to any and all of the Republican plans to repeal and replace the ACA. The people I know do not support taking away the health care of millions of our fellow Americans.

      • What, Again | July 28, 2017 at 6:26 am |

        You must be totally reclusive and ignorant to have missed the past elections. The House, the Senate and the President all won by Republicans based on immigration and repeal of Obamacare. Of course the people you know don’t want their freebies, other peoples money taken away from them. They’re liberals, communists, socialists.

      • Bob Marley | July 28, 2017 at 9:19 am |

        It is not taking it away when the majority of those forced to buy it are willing to GIVE IT away. It is apparent that you don’t speak for them.

  3. McCain’s time has come and gone. Time to retire to Sedona John, but you are too arrogant to even enjoy the last days you have left on this planet. You voted as you always do and your true “conservative” colors came out once again didn’t they. But then you should be just now getting out of jail for the Keating affair shouldn’t you. If you were anyone else but a congressman when that happened, you would have gone to jail, but instead you got a slap on the wrist and told not to get caught playing favors again, didn’t you?

  4. Dwayne Wolfswinkle | July 28, 2017 at 4:58 am |

    John McCain has never done anything for the state of Arizona, it’s absolutely amazing how the voters of Arizona have con tinued to elect this self centered ego maniac. He went back on his procious word when after promises from the House that they would not pass the bill on to the President, he voted to continue Obama care by voting nay. At least merkowski and collins have been consistentand true to their word.

    Is John McCain using Obama care for his treatment No he is a POS “Person Of Special” treatmant. Thanks for the Memories you fraud, you are no Republican your are a Rino.

  5. Obamantion stole funds from medicare and the treasury to prop up his unaffordable healthcare, Trump will not do that. Traitorcare is going to die a slow death if it is not replaced and as a constituent, cancer or no cancer, mctraitor is a obamanation lackey and is an embarrassment to Arizona.

  6. The Evil One | July 28, 2017 at 5:59 am |

    WOW! Shocker!
    The Democrat Senator from Arizona Votes with the Democrats again.

  7. What a lying pos McShame is He should retire and in all honesty we should make Flake pay for it by voting another Republican into office. I know all Politicians are no better than used car salesmen and would sell their own mothers if it meant they’d would get their pieces of legislation passed but what piece of legislation did McCain every write? I have no idea. The old fool needs to go!

  8. Folks the only reason he kept getting re-elected other than by the manipulations of his POLITICAL OWNERS, is that the dems have never really submitted a qualified individual to run against him. Just like this last time, they ran another BOUGHT and PAID FOR liberal idiot that only appealed to a very limited base of TAKERS. Then, the r’s fought against a real possible replacement in the lady who ran against this RINO as the shakers and makers up in east la didnt like her. Thats why folks had to vote for him, I think it was a fixed system by both sides. Remember Wodney ran against him as a show and he could not ake it on the liberal city council here!! Says a lot.

  9. Hey Mc don’t come back

  10. this isn’t the right path but forced purchase taxation, fines, confiscation, threats from the government, the government in your bank account, insurance that just does not provide healthcare is? the current system is pure bull crap McCain your a damm FOOL

  11. Well, Well, Well John McNoShame did it again grandstands and then betrays the people he is supposed to protect.

    And how about his not so subtle attempt to prop up his puppet governor Doug Dusche when he mentioned how he was getting direction from the governor. He said gov. Dusche’s name at least 6 times during his afternoon rant. What a phoney phraud. From a Phake Senator.

    What a JOKE!!!!!

    • What, Again | July 28, 2017 at 6:46 am |

      Not only a joke but a cowardly use of scapegoat to mask his unadulterated hate for Trump. This is all vindictiveness, damn the American people.

      Let it fail.

  12. His only legacy will be one of shame. He will only be remembered as a the worst senator from Arizona. How painful for his family to be reminded of his hatred and duplicity. He could not be president so he went to the dark side,working for the worst president in our history,obama.

    • Jerome R Petruk | July 28, 2017 at 2:03 pm |

      ….and don’t forget his passionate hatred for the current POTUS. I see today’s vote as his way to screw Trump.

  13. Mccain has no worries. Just got re- elected to another 6 year term. The voters punched his ticket, and he has a free ride. His negative vote on healthcare is only the beginning. He is a rino and a Trump hater. This man will do everything he can to disrupt and obstruct Trump’s agenda.

    • The Oracle of Tucson | July 28, 2017 at 7:51 am |

      Let’s not forget, he just left the Phx Mayo clinic so he really does have a hole in his head……….

  14. Too many dead brain cells.

  15. McCain just showed America He still has the power.
    Cares not about the citizens of this great country.
    Once again he has satisfied his own EGO.
    Very sad. Go home John and stay there.
    Get some pride back if you even remember how.

  16. Heather Dale | July 28, 2017 at 9:09 am |

    McCain seems to think he works for Gov. Ducey. NEWS FLASH! He doesn’t! He works for US! WE pay his salary. He’s supposed to do what WE want him to do!!!

  17. John McCain has always been a Democrat.

  18. Jerry Rahm | July 28, 2017 at 9:47 am |

    Let Obama care die a slow death.

  19. Jerome R Petruk | July 28, 2017 at 12:41 pm |

    If John McCain knows his time is likely to be short, he should declare out loud to his God and his constituents that he has been untruthful for years and change his party affiliation.

  20. Jerome R Petruk | July 28, 2017 at 2:01 pm |

    I called McCain’s Phoenix office to register my disappointment in his vote. The answering machine said the mail box was full. No doubt true. His office is 7 miles away, so I drove to deliver the message personally. On this biggest day of shame for the Arizona Republican party, the office was not staffed, dark, and locked. Oh, but in the lobby directly in front of the office of this ostensibly “conservative” Senator was a large group of news reporters and people they were interviewing. Maybe 10 total people. The reporters were from Univision and all communication in Spanish. Clearly enjoying the outcome of today’s Senate vote. At least at 1:30PM today no English language station or interviewees were there. But then again, it doesn’t matter, does it? They are all leftists as well. So friends, goes the continuing march to American socialism.

  21. Where were any of the democrats who could have helped their constituents? They get neither blame nor shame for not trying to correct what they created.

  22. Dusty Hickey | July 29, 2017 at 7:09 am |

    SAD! This bill if you read it was a Skunk bill that smelled to high heaven. Know what you attack. If you now have Obamacare where did this so called Skinny Bill help you? Are your premiums less your deductible? The President said when running he was gong to give us AFFORDABLE health care and he did not care what it cost? Senator McCain was trying to tell us this bill was not going to work? Read my lips. I am an RN who saw nothing but GREED in taking care of the sick? Get on FOX see Steve Hilton on hi s SUNDAY shows and going behind the door to see the billions made off the sick WHY? HOW: He tells you why. Senator McCain for years and fought for our military and he now is fighting to get a decent health care plan he knows per his cancer now the cost? Back up and listen to some experts and know this bill was only a try to keep us quiet not to pay our health care high cost bills.

  23. Working Man Blues | July 29, 2017 at 9:16 pm |

    I simply will NOT ever vote for this man again. He may be Arizona’s senator. But he does NOT represent me.

  24. Like sopmeone else4 said: He was a traitor in Vietnam, and he was here. McCain was raised to think RULES DON’T APPLY TO HIM

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