Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Friday said he “cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham Cassidy proposal.
McCain is one of four Republican senators who have been undecided on the GOP healthcare overhaul, and his opposition dealt the bill’s chances a significant blow.
Also on Friday, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she is leaning toward voting NO on Graham Cassidy. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has already expressed his his opposition to the bill, which he said didn’t fully repeal the Affordable Care Act.
At this point the only hope the GOP has left is to flip Paul – which I doubt is possible.
And so the tide may have turned yet again:
yep. it’s happening pic.twitter.com/WTmKw90AHK
— Sam Stein (@samstein) September 24, 2017
So if they get Paul, then the remaining vote is Murkowski .
I think we are back to 50-50 given Paul’s statement this morning.