Members of the GOP have been lurking in the background formulating a new Obamacare repeal, while President Trump operates in the foreground with his charades.
The new leads on the Obamacare repeal are GOP Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. They want to see if they can prevail where their counterparts have failed.
The last time the GOP’s healthcare bill reached the Senate floor, Sen. John McCain heroically voted “no” with the deciding vote. McCain appeared on Face the Nation to discuss the new Obamacare repeal and Trump’s recent cooperation with Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.
Face the Nation host John Dickerson asked McCain, “The President is working on bipartisan approach, what do you make of that?”
McCain replied, “I’m interested in that, of course. We– this President is always full of surprises. But the problem is, John, it shouldn’t be bipartisanship. It should be both Republican, Democrat and the President. So, yes, he surprised the Republicans with the deal that he made with Chuck and Nancy– with Chuck and Nancy. What it should take place is the three of them, both leaders Republican and Democrat and the President sit down and say, okay, we got a problem here. We need to fix it. And that means that we can come up with all three of us in one solid proposal.”
The senator continued, “Why did– why did Obamacare fail? Obamacare was ram through with Democrats votes only. Are we going to ram through our proposal with– with Democrats and the President? That’s not the way to do it. We got to go back, if I could just say again, the way to do this is have a bill, put it through the committee. We have Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander doing fine, bring it to the floor. Have debate, have amendments, we passed our bill twenty-seven to nothing for the Armed Services Committee.”
Watch the clip below: