Senator John McCain (R-AZ.) is not gaining any ground with the GOP, and he continues to shut down attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ObamaCare.
A recent video uncovered a stark truth about McCain that he likely thought would be buried forever. When he ran his election in Arizona, one of his main promises was to get rid of ObamaCare once and for all. In fact, McCain said that ObamaCare is an “exercise of sleeze.” Now, after shooting down the bill once and saying that he would do it again, the GOP, as well as the rest of the United States, is wondering what will happen next.
2012:John McCain blasts Obamacare & calls it an “exercise of Sleeze” now he obstructs an attempt to repeal & replace pic.twitter.com/AHbgnvkz3k
— Corryn 🇺🇸 (@Corrynmb) September 22, 2017
This is going to make things complicated, especially considering the deadline to get this bill passed with a simple majority vote is September 30th. This is just the latest attempt to overhaul ObamaCare, which is on its last leg.
Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who now works for Fox News, spoke about the issue after news broke stating that McCain would vote no on the GOP’s new bill.
“How many times is this guy going to rescue ObamaCare from the abyss?” Bongino asked. This is clearly a trend, and political commentators around the country are beginning to catch on.
“John McCain sold us all out. And I’m still wondering why he claims to be a Republican senator, despite being the Democrats’ best friend right now,” Bongino pointed out.
Bongino also pointed out that McCain should to change his affiliation to Democrat because he is no longer acting as a member, or in the interest of, the GOP. Apart from McCain, Rand Paul also stated that he would be voting against the new Cassidy Graham bill when it was his turn to cast a ballot.
Former presidential runner McCain never addressed the fact that he spoke strongly against ObamaCare before President Trump made it into office. Many people speculate that McCain is voting against the bill simply because he has a personal grudge against Trump. This would boil down to Trump’s claim that he doesn’t like people who are captured, referencing McCain’s previous POW status.
President Trump has spoken out against McCain twice over the course of two days. Friday, Trump spoke at a campaign for potential Senate member Luther Strange.
During Trump’s speech Friday, the president dug into McCain for his decision to oppose the bill. He described McCain’s decision as “Terrible, honestly terrible.”
Yesterday, the president took to Twitter to double down on his statement. His tweet reads, “John McCain never had any intention of voting for this Bill, which his Governor loves. He campaigned on Repeal & Replace. Let Arizona down!”
If we cannot get Repeal and Replace done for Obamacare by the end of the month, it is going to be a while before we can get rid of the failed system. This is going to cost the taxpayers money, destroy the quality of care, and do a major disservice to the American people who live and work in our great country.