After two Republican senators came out against the health care bill tonight, President Trump tweeted that they should just repeal Obamacare and then start work on a replacement “from a clean slate”:
Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2017
This comes after both Senators Mike Lee and Jerry Moran declared they would not vote on a motion to proceed on the bill. Rand Paul and Susan Collinsindicated their opposition as well.
A few Republican senators met with the President at the White House earlier tonight.
Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted earlier it’s time for a “new approach”:
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) July 18, 2017
John McCain––who is still recovering after his recent surgery––put out a statement earlier tonight as well proposing how Congress should proceed from here:
McCain issues statement calling for return to regular order and hearings on any health care bill in the future pic.twitter.com/sEUsOcGBYQ
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) July 18, 2017
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