In just over 60 days, Americans will once again be forced by the government to purchase something most don’t want, and fewer can afford. Thanks to Senator John McCain, you will still have no option to decline Obamacare again this year. Last night, McCain once again showed his contempt for the American people and the Constitution by casting the controlling vote against the so-called ‘Repeal Lite” bill in the Senate.
With the tally standing at 50-50, McCain could have decided not to cast his vote and let the tie be broken by the Vice President, who was in attendance for the vote on the repeal of the Obamacare Mandate, but instead he chose to thumb his nose at the President, the party, the Constitution and the citizens of America by voting it down. His action could very well mean that we will permanently be stuck with the Unconstitutional mandate.
About 2 a.m. McCain was joined by two turncoat liberal Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in voting with Democrats to kill the last remaining chance to remove the insurance mandate in a 51-49 defeat of freedom in America. After the vote, McConnell simply said; “It is time to move on.” Those simple words signaled there would be no more action on Repeal and Replace.
After the treasonous act by the gang of three, President Trump expressed his disappointment by tweeting; “3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!”
Meanwhile, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who pushed the bill through the House just before Christmas 7 years ago with the words “you have to pass the bill to see what’s in it.” gloated over the results saying ‘Republicans will now have to work on improving the current health care legislation alongside their Democratic counterparts.” She added; “The American people have spoken loud and clear against the higher costs and monstrous cruelty of Trumpcare,” seeming to forget that the latest polls say that 68% of Americans wanted the Mandate removed.
McCain, who was obviously full of self-importance,after his triumphant return to Washington this week following a brain cancer diagnosis and surgery, said he was skeptical that the House would take the bill and approve it as is, so he voted no, dooming the “skinny repeal.” As for McConnell, he took to the podium and delivered a somber message on the Senate floor. “This is clearly a disappointing moment. From skyrocketing costs to plummeting choices and collapsing markets, our constituents have suffered through an awful lot under ObamaCare. We thought they deserved better. It’s why I, and many of my colleagues, did as we promised and voted to repeal this failed law. We told our constituents we would vote that way. When the moment came, most of us did. We kept our commitments.”
Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who is still living in dreamland along with the other members of his party, said he hasn’t lost faith in the GOP’s promise to ultimately repeal and replace ObamaCare, and believes “in time, we will honor our promise.” They really don’t realize that the American people have lost faith in them and their words and it is doubtful there will be a future for many of them following this failure.