Senator John McCain has just announced that he will not vote for the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill that threatens to kick over 30 million people off their health care.
McCain says he cannot vote for the bill because there's been no CBO score, no amendments, and no committee review of the proposal.
Here's his statement:
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) September 22, 2017
I'm not going to say it's "dead" because it won't truly be dead until the beginning of the next fiscal year which begins at midnight on October 1st. After that deadline, the GOP will no longer be able to use reconciliation to quickly ram through their bill with just 50 votes.
Right now, it looks like the Graham-Cassidy bill will be opposed by Senators McCain, Collins, Murkowski and Paul, which is 1 more than is needed to prevent it from passing. It's possible 1 or 2 other senators will come out against the bill now that McCain has given them cover to do so, but it's not over until Mitch McConnell sings.
With all of that said, you should still contact your senators and representatives wherever applicable to oppose the bill.