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Report: John McCain Caught In Massive Scandal

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) made a not-so-surprising announcement on Friday.

The Arizona senator stated that he would not vote for the Republicans latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). His opposition will make it much harder for Republican lawmakers to fulfill the promise they made to their constituents, according to Fox News Research.

On Friday, Senator McCain released a statement saying that he could not “in good conscience” vote for the Graham Cassidy Bill, which is named after Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA). He cited the lack of bipartisanship as one of his reasons for opposing the bill, stating,

“As I have repeatedly stressed, health care reform legislation ought to be the product of regular order in the Senate. Committees of jurisdiction should mark up legislation with input from all committee members, and send their bill to the floor for debate and amendment. That is the only way we might achieve bipartisan consensus on lasting reform, without which a policy that affects one-fifth of our economy and every single American family will be subject to reversal with every change of administration and congressional majority.”

McCain also indicated that Republicans and Democrats have not attempted to work together on creating viable healthcare legislation. “I cannot, in good conscience, vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried,” he said. “Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it. Without a full CBO score, which won’t be available by the end of the month, we won’t have reliable answers to any of those questions.”

Now that McCain has announced his intention to vote against the proposal, the chances of seeing any health care legislation passed in the near future seem dim. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Lisa Murkowski (AK) have implied that they may also vote against the bill.

The New York Times reported that Senator Paul would refuse to support the bill because it did not repeal enough of the Affordable Care Act. He has repeatedly argued that a bill that leaves most of the Obamacare legislation in place would not be a sufficient solution.

It is critical that Republicans pass this legislation now, because they have until the end of the month to take advantage of special budget rules that would enable them to pass a repeal bill with a simple majority, rather than the traditional 60 votes. The Republicans would need to get at least 50 votes, and Vice President Mike Pence would be able to cast the tie-breaking vote.

McCain and the other Senators who have stymied the GOP’s efforts to repeal Obamacare have been met with criticism from their party. Their critics have repeatedly lamented their refusal to pass the legislation for which they were elected. Many believe that if Republicans do not repeal Obamacare, they risk losing their seats in Congress.

Obamacare has been a contentious issue since the Democrats rammed it through the legislative process in 2010 — without any input from Republicans. McCain’s argument that the bill should not pass because it is not a bipartisan bill is antiquated — while this may have been how Congress passed laws in the past, we are living in a new time.

Senator McCain’s approach is misguided because the Democrats have already made it clear that they are not interested in bipartisanship. They showed this in 2010 when they passed the Affordable Care Act.

Right now, Republicans would be wise to aggressively pursue their agenda while they are still in control. It will be the only way to make a lasting impact when it comes to promoting conservative policies. Unfortunately, Senators like John McCain do not seem to understand this. Hopefully, their reticence to fulfill their promises won’t prevent effective legislation going forward.

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17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. sarita

    September 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    He is going to his death as a Democrat. I can’t say it surprises me. He has been concealing his real beliefs by remaining in the GOP and therefore continuing to give everyone a doubt as to whether or not he is a liberal or not (like Ryan and McConnell), but the choices he is making now as he approaches death, confirm that he is a Democrat, and wants to die a Democrat, and will vote more viciously Democrat as his last day approaches. Very sad what he’s done and is doing.

  2. Signetring54

    September 23, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Where is the scandal? SMHID

  3. Shanana

    September 23, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    The GOP pigs at the trough need to pass it because Koch and others won’t give them more money until they do. They don’t give a hoot about Americans or out healthcare – they are in it for the bucks. All of these sleezebags need to be voted out, so that a new Congress and House can be elected who will truly serve those who voted for them. McCain and only a few others have a conscience about this. Why are any Americans supporting these GOP leaders?

    • billy miller

      September 23, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Wow, you sure are a dumb cunt.

    • Jose

      September 23, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      Man you really eat stupid soup

  4. billy miller

    September 23, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    HOW ON EARTH CAN YOU WORK WITH RETARDED DEMORATS, I DO NOT WANT THESE DEMORATS MAKING LAWS FOR ME, FOR THE MOST PART, DEMORATS ARE FILTH.HOW CAN YOU TRUST A PARTY FULL OF CRIMINALS. FUCK mc cain,

  5. Shanana

    September 23, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Do you people ever stop lying? Where is the “scandal” in the headline? Were you asleep, in sixth grade or maybe in the locker room with your measuring tape when the ACA was debated, brought through Hearings and passed? Obama and the Dems did NOT “do it without bi-partisan participation”. Stop lying, exaggerating, extrapolating and pretending to publish “news”!

    • billy miller

      September 23, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      every time you open your mouth, you sound more like a dumb retarded bitch.

    • William

      September 23, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      Hey DA, Pelosi said “We have to pass this bill to see what’s in it” Does that sound like bi-partisan?? Democrats rammed it through w/o ANY Republican input. PERIOD. Do you even have a clue???? Seriously.

    • Alan F Cassetta

      September 23, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      not one republican voted for obamcare !

    • charlie

      September 24, 2017 at 3:21 am

      OBAMA CARE WAS ALL A “ONE SIDED ” AGENDA…. NOT ( 1 ) REP. VOTED FOR OBAMACARE .

    • charlie

      September 24, 2017 at 3:29 am

      YOU TRUELY ARE THE IDIOT THAT BILLY SAYS YOU ARE . REMEMBER PILOSI’S ” WE HAVE TO PASS IT SO WE CAN SEE WHAT’S IT THE BILL ” AND WHEN IT WENT TO THE SUPREME COURT , JOHN ROBERTS RE-WROTE THE ACT AND CHANGED IT FROM A MANDATE (WHICH IS ILLEGAL) TO A TAX ( WHICH IS NOT HIS JOB TO CORRECT BUT ONLY TO JUDGE WHAT IS PRESENTED TO THE COURT ) . AT THAT TIME IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT BACK TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES , FOR ONLY THE HOUSE CAN IMPOSE A TAX ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE , NOT THE SUPREME COURT .

  6. Darlene Rondeau

    September 23, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    He doesnt care about the working public that are paying through the nose for health care. He will be dead soon so way does he care anout us!

  7. Dorothy Christie

    September 23, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    McCAIN KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE’S DOING. HE’S LIVED A PAMPERED AND PROTECTED LIFE THESE MANY YEARS, MANY OF HIS TRANSGRESSIONS HAVING BEEN WELL DOCUMENTED, AS HAS HIS FIGHT TO KEEP TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES UNDER WRAPS. TRUMP KNOWS AND HAS DECLARED McCAIN IS NOT A HERO, AS HAVE NUMEROUS OF HIS MILITARY FELLOWS. IT HAS BEEN WELL REPORTED ON THIS AND OTHER MEDIA THAT McCAIN WAS GIVEN THE NICKNAME ‘SONGBIRD’ BY HIS VIETNAMESE CAPTORS. McCAINS ANGST AGAINST TRUMP APPEARS TO BEING PLAYED OUT IN THIS ALMOST INSANE ATTEMPT TO DESTROY TRUMP NO MATTER AT WHAT COST TO EVERYONE INCLUDING HIMSELF AND HIS LEGACY. IN MY HUMBLE OPINION THIS LIKE MOST OTHER FOLLIES WILL MOST SURLY BACKFIRE ON HIM.

  8. paulette

    September 23, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    VOTE ALL THESE POS’S OUT,THE ONLY REASON THEY WONT VOTE IS TO STICK IT TO TRUMP EVERYONE WITH HALF A BRAIN KNOWS THAT,THEY ALL NEED TO GO WHO ARE BLOCKING TRUMPS AGENDA FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE,ALSO MAKE ALL OF THEM IN CONGRESS GO ON OBUTTCARE,FORCE THEM TO TAKE WHAT THEY ARE CRAMMING DOWN AMERICANS THROATS,IF ITS SO DAM GOOD WHY WEREN’T THEY MADE TO GO ON IT,WELL WE KNOW WHY DOT WE.BTW WHY IS HE ALLOWED TO VOTE ON ANYTHING HE HAS BRAIN CANCER AND ON MEDS AND HAVING PROCEDURES DONE.HOW DO WE KNOW THIS ISNT AFFECTING HIS BRAIN,HIS THINKING AND CHOICE MAKING,I THINK HE SHOULD BE MADE TO RESIGN.OH AND I WONDER WHY HIS DAUGHTER LEFT FOX,HMMMMMMMM SECRET DEMS

    • Max me

      September 24, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      I really want to McCain put on obummer care. THEN just maybe he’ll get it.

  9. Cathy

    September 24, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    McCain should be declared incompetent and kicked out of office.

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