Welp. John McCain let the country down in a big way late last night.
He had the chance to get rid of the individual mandate, defund Planned Parenthood, and return more power to the states.
But, for some strange reason, he isn’t interested in any of that.
Here’s his explanation for voting against the wishes of the voters who put him in office.
From Gateway Pundit:
U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on voting “no” on the so-called “skinny repeal” of Obamacare:
“From the beginning, I have believed that Obamacare should be repealed and replaced with a solution that increases competition, lowers costs, and improves care for the American people. The so-called ‘skinny repeal’ amendment the Senate voted on today would not accomplish those goals. While the amendment would have repealed some of Obamacare’s most burdensome regulations, it offered no replacement to actually reform our health care system and deliver affordable, quality health care to our citizens. The Speaker’s statement that the House would be ‘willing’ to go to conference does not ease my concern that this shell of a bill could be taken up and passed at any time.
“I’ve stated time and time again that one of the major failures of Obamacare was that it was rammed through Congress by Democrats on a strict-party line basis without a single Republican vote. We should not make the mistakes of the past that has led to Obamacare’s collapse, including in my home state of Arizona where premiums are skyrocketing and health care providers are fleeing the marketplace. We must now return to the correct way of legislating and send the bill back to committee, hold hearings, receive input from both sides of aisle, heed the recommendations of nation’s governors, and produce a bill that finally delivers affordable health care for the American people. We must do the hard work our citizens expect of us and deserve.
Huh? We get it. The skinny repeal wasn’t ideal but it’s a lot better than nothing.
Siding with the Democrats is never a smart move but yet John McCain seemed really excited about it on the Senate floor last night.
The skinny repeal was a step forward to dismantling a disastrous law that hurt a lot of people.
It was an easy decision. And McCain made his.