Rand Paul praises Roy Moore for opposing ObamaCare repeal effort
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Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulHillicon Valley: Facebook reeling after NYT report | Dems want DOJ probe | HQ2 brings new scrutiny on Amazon | Judge upholds Russian troll farm indictments | Cyber moonshot panel unveils recommendations Overnight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — Border deployment 'peaked' at 5,800 troops | Trump sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing | Senators offer bill to press Trump on Saudis | Paul effort to block Bahrain arms sale fails On The Money: Senior GOP senator warns Trump against shutdown | Treasury sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing | HQ2 deal brings new scrutiny on Amazon | Senate confirms Bowman to Fed board MORE (R-Ky.) is praising Roy Moore — the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice facing Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeTrump: 'I could pick a woman,' and she could be accused of misconduct Ann Coulter believes Kushner wrote anonymous op-ed bashing Trump Mulvaney: Trump regularly asks why Roy Moore lost MORE (Ala.) in a GOP primary runoff Tuesday — for his opposition to the latest GOP ObamaCare repeal bill.  

"Good to see [Moore] gets it. He won't vote for fake repeal!" Paul said on Twitter on Friday. 
Asked if he would vote for the health-care bill, spearheaded by Republican Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham: Trump’s new AG has ‘concerns’ about criminal justice bill Overnight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — Border deployment 'peaked' at 5,800 troops | Trump sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing | Senators offer bill to press Trump on Saudis | Paul effort to block Bahrain arms sale fails Senators introduce Trump-backed criminal justice bill MORE (S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyDyslexia is more common than society realizes. Here’s what we can do to help children struggling in the shadows. Congress must protect eye care patients from frightful prescriptions Trump signs bills banning drug pricing 'gag clauses' MORE (La.), a campaign spokesman for Moore told MSNBC "if Graham/Cassidy is anything less than a full repeal, Judge Moore will not vote for it.” 
 
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The Hill confirmed Moore's stance with his campaign, but Moore’s spokeswoman did not respond to a request to elaborate as to whether Moore believes Graham-Cassidy qualifies as a “full repeal.” 
 
The Graham-Cassidy legislation would overhaul ObamaCare, including ending funding for the Medicaid expansion and ObamaCare's insurer subsidies that help low-income people buy insurance. In their place, block grants would be given to states.
 
But conservatives argue the bill isn't a full repeal of ObamaCare because it shifts $1 trillion of the law's funding to the states. 
 
Paul's praise of Moore is in stark contrast to Senate GOP leadership and most of the Republican conference, who have publicly backed Strange along with President Trump.
 
But Paul has repeatedly said he is against the Graham-Cassidy bill, calling it "ObamaCare lite." 

Strange hasn’t publicly declared a stance on the bill. But he’s expected to support the bill along with the vast majority of Republican senators.