Biden lobbied McCain on healthcare vote: report

Biden lobbied McCain on healthcare vote: report
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Senate parliamentarian nixes Democrats' immigration plan Biden pushes back at Democrats on taxes MORE reportedly called Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainBiden falters in pledge to strengthen US alliances 20 years after 9/11, US foreign policy still struggles for balance What the chaos in Afghanistan can remind us about the importance of protecting democracy at home MORE (R-Ariz.) ahead of Friday's vote on Senate Republicans' healthcare bill, asking that he oppose the legislation. 

According to a report by The Washington Post, McCain was called by both Biden and former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) ahead of the vote, both pleading with McCain to oppose the "skinny' repeal.

Lieberman supported voting for ObamaCare while a senator, and reportedly explained that continued support to McCain during his call. 

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The Post reported that Biden had a more emotional discussion with McCain, reflecting on his son Beau Biden's death to the same brain cancer McCain was diagnosed with earlier this month. Biden's son died in 2015, two years after his initial diagnosis. 

McCain shocked Republicans and Democrats by voting alongside Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to oppose the bare bones "skinny" repeal of ObamaCare on Friday. 

The three no votes from Republicans, alongside opposition from Senate Democrats, are what ultimately killed the bill.