Trump renews call to end filibuster after GOP health care plan stalls

Trump renews call to end filibuster after GOP health care plan stalls
© Getty Images

President Trump early Wednesday renewed his call to end the filibuster in the Senate after Republican leadership admitted there are not enough votes to pass their latest effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare. 

"We will have the votes for Healthcare but not for the reconciliation deadline of Friday, after which we need 60. Get rid of Filibuster Rule!" Trump tweeted. 

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Biden makes his pitch as tax questions mount Emanuel defends handling of Chicago police shooting amid opposition to nomination Emanuel to take hot seat in Senate confirmation hearing MORE (R-Maine) on Monday announced her opposition to the health-care legislation sponsored by Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamPennsylvania Republican becomes latest COVID-19 breakthrough case in Congress McCain: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner had 'no goddamn business' attending father's funeral Mayorkas tests positive for COVID-19 breakthrough case MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyBill CassidyTrump goes after Cassidy after senator says he wouldn't support him for president in 2024 Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Hillicon Valley — Presented by American Edge Project — Americans blame politicians, social media for spread of misinformation: poll MORE (R-La.). GOP Sens. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMeghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' Grant Woods, longtime friend of McCain and former Arizona AG, dies at 67 Will Trump choose megalomania over country? MORE (Ariz.) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulRand Paul calls for Fauci's firing over 'lack of judgment' Vaccine 'resisters' are a real problem Democrats fret as longshot candidates pull money, attention MORE (Ky.) had already come out against the measure.


Republicans have until Friday to pass health reform under the budget reconciliation deadline with just 50 votes, with Vice President Pence breaking the tie. 

After Sept. 30, the GOP would need 60 votes in order to overcome a filibuster from Senate Democrats. 

Republicans currently hold a narrow 52-seat majority in Congress' upper chamber.