Senate Republicans pushed through a key test vote on Tuesday and in dramatic fashion.
First, protestors stormed into the chamber chanting “kill the bill, not us.” Then, Senator John McCain entered the chamber to a standing ovation.
Soon after that, the vote was affirmed with the help from Vice President Pence who cast the tie breaking vote.
Then Senator McCain took to the floor and laid into EVERYONe over there partisan behavior and, even challenged the President. Fox News, and CNN report:
“We’re getting nothing done my friends,” McCain said from the floor, adding “something has to be done” on health care.
As the test vote began, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., urged his Republican colleagues to follow through on campaign promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
“We have a duty to act. … The president is ready with his pen,” he said. “We can’t let this moment slip by.”
As this law continues to crumble in Arizona and states across the country, we must not repeat the original mistakes that led to Obamacare’s failure,” he said in a statement last week.
“The Congress must now return to regular order, hold hearings, receive input from members of both parties, and heed the recommendations of our nation’s governors so that we can produce a bill that finally provides Americans with access to quality and affordable health care.”
Senator McCain continued his remarks slamming conservative radio, newspapers, and even the President. You can watch his entire remarks below: