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 Morning Report — Trump and Congress at odds over Russia Trump: Biden would be ‘dream’ opponent ‘Street fighter’ Avenatti says he’s giving ‘serious thought’ to White House run MORE reportedly called Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainObama, Bush veterans dismiss Trump-Putin interpreter subpoena Controversial Trump judicial nominee withdraws Trump vows to hold second meeting with Putin 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.