Republican senators failed to pass a “straight repeal” bill on ObamaCare after promising just that for the last seven years.
Seven Republicans voted “no,” keeping bill shy of the 50 votes needed to pass.
The same bill passed under President Obama in 2015, where six of the seven Republicans voted in favor of repeal. The only consistent “no” vote was Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME).
Here are the six Republican senators that changed their repeal vote:
My statement on today’s vote: pic.twitter.com/pFG762xsoO
— Sen. Lamar Alexander (@SenAlexander) July 26, 2017
My statement on motion to proceed: pic.twitter.com/j7sdmIW79L
— Shelley Moore Capito (@SenCapito) July 25, 2017
My statement on why I’ll vote to move forward and give us the chance to address the unworkable aspects of Obamacare: https://t.co/anpYBJ2ZFs
— Dean Heller (@SenDeanHeller) July 25, 2017
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 26, 2017
My statement on today on the motion to proceed vote. pic.twitter.com/d0Y7SJ93Dt
— Sen. Lisa Murkowski (@lisamurkowski) July 26, 2017
— Rob Portman (@senrobportman) July 26, 2017