GOP sen: 'We should not be voting' on healthcare this week

GOP sen: 'We should not be voting' on healthcare this week
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Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonOvernight Cybersecurity: Panel pushes agencies on dropping Kaspersky software | NC county won't pay ransom to hackers | Lawmakers sound alarm over ISIS 'cyber caliphate' GOP chairman warns of ISIS's ‘cyber caliphate’ Overnight Finance: House approves motion to go to tax conference — with drama | GOP leaders to consider Dec. 30 spending bill | Justices skeptical of ban on sports betting | Mulvaney won't fire official who sued him MORE (R-Wis.) said Sunday the Senate should not be voting this coming week on its healthcare bill.

"We don't have enough information. I don't have the feedback from constituencies who will not have had enough time to review the Senate bill," he said on NBC's "Meet The Press."

"We should not be voting on this next week," he said.


Johnson identified his opinion as "not a yes yet" on the Senate healthcare bill. 

The Senate's healthcare legislation currently does not have enough support to pass, according to The Hill's Whip List. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat McConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees Brent Budowsky: A plea to Alabama voters MORE (R-Ky.) has little margin for error, as he can afford just two defections from his conference with all Democrats expected to oppose the bill. Vice President Pence could then be called in to break the tie.

Johnson also said Republicans should be reaching out to the Democrats to come up with a better plan. So far, no Democrat supports the legislation.

He added he would like to delay the healthcare vote.

"There is no way we should be voting on this next week," he said.

He said he's been encouraging leadership and the White House not to "rush" this process.

"Let's have the integrity to show the American people what it is, show them the truth," he said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been pushing to pass the bill before the July 4 recess, but Johnson is not the only Republican suggesting it's an unlikely goal.

"It's hard for me to see the bill passing this week," Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Health Care: 3.6M signed up for ObamaCare in first month | Ryan pledges 'entitlement reform' next year | Dems push for more money to fight opioids Study: ObamaCare bills backed by Collins would lower premiums Right scrambles GOP budget strategy MORE (R-Maine) also said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."