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Biden lobbied McCain on healthcare vote: report

Biden lobbied McCain on healthcare vote: report
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenThe Hill's 12:30 Report Biden to decide on White House run at end of year Stormy Daniels’s 'View' is incorrect MORE reportedly called Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThe Hill's Morning Report: Inside the Comey memos Democrats mull audacious play to block Pompeo Overnight Defense: Trump steps up fight with California over guard deployment | Heitkamp is first Dem to back Pompeo for State | Dems question legality of Syria strikes MORE (R-Ariz.) ahead of Friday's vote on Senate Republicans' healthcare bill, asking that he oppose the legislation. 

According to a report by The Washington Post, McCain was called by both Biden and former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) ahead of the vote, both pleading with McCain to oppose the "skinny' repeal.

Lieberman supported voting for ObamaCare while a senator, and reportedly explained that continued support to McCain during his call. 

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The Post reported that Biden had a more emotional discussion with McCain, reflecting on his son Beau Biden's death to the same brain cancer McCain was diagnosed with earlier this month. Biden's son died in 2015, two years after his initial diagnosis. 

McCain shocked Republicans and Democrats by voting alongside Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to oppose the bare bones "skinny" repeal of ObamaCare on Friday. 

The three no votes from Republicans, alongside opposition from Senate Democrats, are what ultimately killed the bill.