Trump targets Murkowski after healthcare votes

President Trump early Wednesday targeted Republican Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiMoore digs in amid mounting GOP criticism Republicans float pushing back Alabama special election Moore defends himself as pressure mounts 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!"

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

She and Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsBipartisan group of lawmakers aim to reform US sugar program A bipartisan bridge opens between the House and Senate Gaming the odds of any GOP tax bill getting signed into law 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.