Republicans in Senate fail Again

Sep 27, 2017

For the second time in the last few months Republicans in the U.S. Senate have failed to come up with the 50 votes needed to repeal and replace Obamacare. The first time they managed to get enough votes to bring it to the floor of the Senate for debate and final passage. However, that failed when John McCain unexpectedly voted no on final passage.

The second attempt did not even make it through the procedural vote to get it to the floor. This time, not only did McCain and Susan Collins pledge to again vote against it; so did conservative Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. This forced Mitch McConnell to not even bring it up for a vote.