President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare isn’t dead, tweeting that “we will have the votes on Healthcare” but not for Saturday’s reconciliation deadline.
“We will have the votes for Healthcare but not for the reconciliation deadline of Friday, after which we need 60. Get rid of Filibuster Rule!” he tweeted.
On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell chose not to hold a vote on the Obamacare repeal bill written by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) after it became clear there wasn’t enough support for it to pass.
The Graham-Cassidy bill was the GOP’s last-ditch effort to overturn former President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation through the process known as reconciliation, which allows them to approve a bill with 50 votes instead of the typical 60 required by Senate filibuster rules.
Trump also tweeted, “With one Yes vote in hospital & very positive signs from Alaska and two others (McCain is out), we have the HCare Vote, but not for Friday!” His mention of a hospitalized senator appears to be a reference to Sen. Thad Cochran, who is recuperating at home in Mississippi from a urological issue.
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