Trump targets Murkowski after healthcare votes

President Trump early Wednesday targeted Republican Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Collins skeptical of new ObamaCare repeal effort How Senate relationships could decide ObamaCare repeal MORE (Alaska) after her votes a day earlier on healthcare.

"Senator @lisamurkowski of the Great State of Alaska really let the Republicans, and our country, down yesterday," Trump tweeted.

"Too bad!"

ADVERTISEMENT
Murkowski on Tuesday joined senate Democrats in voting against a procedural measure to begin debate on healthcare legislation.

She and Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Ryan: Graham-Cassidy 'best, last chance' to repeal ObamaCare Collins skeptical of new ObamaCare repeal effort MORE (R-Maine) voted against the measure, which passed by a razor-thin margin and marked a step forward in the Republicans' efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

Murkowski also voted against a key proposal repealing and replacing ObamaCare later in the day.

Senators voted 43-57 on a procedural hurdle for the measure that included the GOP repeal-and-replace bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, as well as proposals from GOP Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rob Portman (Ohio). 

Murkowski joined several other GOP senators in rejecting the proposal.