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

Trump renews call to end filibuster after GOP health care plan stalls
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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 CollinsSenate rejects Sanders minimum wage hike Murkowski votes with Senate panel to advance Haaland nomination OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Interior reverses Trump policy that it says restricted science | Collins to back Haaland's Interior nomination | Republicans press Biden environment nominee on Obama-era policy MORE (R-Maine) on Monday announced her opposition to the health-care legislation sponsored by Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate holds longest vote in history as Democrats scramble to save relief bill Biden helps broker Senate deal on unemployment benefits Senate braces for 'God-awful,' 'stupid' session ahead of COVID-19 relief vote MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyBill CassidyTrump was unhinged and unchanged at CPAC Republicans, please save your party Senate panel splits along party lines on Becerra MORE (R-La.). GOP Sens. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainFormer Trump Defense chief Esper to join McCain Institute We need an independent 1/6 commission that the whole country can have confidence in GOP targets Manchin, Sinema, Kelly on Becerra MORE (Ariz.) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulWhite House open to reforming war powers amid bipartisan push House approves George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Bipartisan group of senators introduces bill to rein in Biden's war powers 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.