Johnson becomes 4th GOP senator unwilling to proceed on healthcare bill
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Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonFauci calls Ron Johnson's AIDS comment 'preposterous': 'I don't have any clue of what he's talking about' Wisconsin senators ask outsiders not to exploit parade attack 'for their own political purposes' It's time to bury ZombieCare once and for all MORE (R-Wis.) told CNN’s Dana Bash that he will vote against a motion to proceed to the Senate's healthcare bill if the vote is held this week.

He became the fourth GOP senator to say Monday that he will not vote to move forward the Senate’s bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare in its current form.

 

Three other senators said they would vote against the motion to proceed; Republican Sens. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulRand Paul: Chris Cuomo firing 'a small step toward CNN regaining any credibility' GOP anger with Fauci rises Congress's goal in December: Avoid shutdown and default MORE (Ky.), Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsPhotos of the Week: Schumer, ASU protest and sea turtles Real relief from high gas prices The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden to announce increased measures for omicron MORE (Maine) and Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerNevada becomes early Senate battleground Nevada governor Sisolak injured in car accident, released from hospital Democrats brace for tough election year in Nevada MORE (Nev.) each said they wouldn’t support the measure in its current form.

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The defections come hours after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the measure said it would cause 22 million more Americans to be uninsured in 10 years.

Five GOP senators, including Heller, said last week they wouldn’t vote for the bill in its current form.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellLawmakers remember Bob Dole: 'Bona fide American hero' Senate leaders face pushback on tying debt fight to defense bill Former Sen. Bob Dole dies at 98 MORE (R-Ky.) can only afford to lose two votes on the bill and still rely on Vice President Pence to break a tie.