Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerMcConnell-backed Super PAC says nominating Roy Moore would be 'gift wrapping' seat to Dems McConnell vows to 'vigorously' oppose Moore's Senate bid Pelosi: Trump delay on Harriet Tubman is 'an insult to the hopes of millions' MORE (D-N.Y.) promised Sunday that the House healthcare repeal bill will look like "Swiss cheese" when the Senate is done with it.

Sen. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden, Eastland and rejecting the cult of civility California governor predicts 'xenophobic' GOP will likely be third party in 15 years This week: Congress set for clash on Trump's border request MORE (R-Ky.) said Sunday that he'll use parliamentary procedure to make sure that the Republicans get a vote on the healthcare repeal bill in the Senate.

"Mitch McConnell has the right to offer an amendment," Schumer said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "If he does -- if the Republicans offer an amendment on the floor, then we will require them to vote on the individual protections in the bill that are very popular and that even some of the new Republican House members have said they support.

"So in the end, their repeal bill is going to be so full of holes it looks like Swiss cheese," he said.

Schumer said Democrats would put the GOP on the hot seat over provisions such as the doughnut hole for prescription drug benefits, allowing twentysomethings to stay on their parents' healthcare plans, and free check-ups for seniors on Medicare.

"So I think, at the end of the day, their effort to repeal is not going to work at all," he said. "If they try it, they're going to learn that."


Schumer said that he and Sen. Robert MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezSenate to vote on blocking Trump's Saudi arms deal as soon as this week There is a severe physician shortage and it will only worsen Democrats ask Fed to probe Trump's Deutsche Bank ties MORE (D-N.J.) sent a letter to House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorGOP faces tough battle to become 'party of health care' 737 crisis tests Boeing's clout in Washington House Republicans find silver lining in minority MORE (R-Va.) asking that if analysis finds that seniors would have to return $250 doughnut hole rebates received last year, then Cantor would repeal his bill.

"It shows this, you know, rush to recall the entire bill, which almost all Americans believe have good parts, even those who are for repeal," he said. "Only 20 percent are for full repeal and the rest say keep the good parts of it."

But Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainVeterans group to hand out USS John McCain T-shirts for July 4 on the National Mall Will we ever have another veteran as president? Meghan McCain clashes with Joy Behar as the 'sacrificial Republican' on 'The View' MORE (R-Ariz.) said on CBS that Americans expect no less than a healthcare repeal vote in the Senate.

"We need to have a vote on it because we promised the people we would," he said.

"Look, the message we campaigned in November, in the last November elections that we would repeal and replace," McCain said. "And we have to have a vote on repeal so that everybody is on record whether they want to repeal. And then I think piece by piece we go through, quote, replacing.

"Now I'm told already that the Democrats may agree with us on some changes. But there needs to be a lot more changes than what they're willing to agree to. and it has to be the subject of a national debate."