McCain: Senate GOP healthcare bill ‘probably going to be dead’

Greg Nash

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday said he doesn’t have confidence that the Senate GOP’s healthcare bill will pass the upper chamber.

“My view is it’s probably going to be dead,” McCain said on CBS’s “Face The Nation.”

“I fear that it’s going to fail.”

Senate GOP leaders said they aimed to put the ObamaCare repeal-and-replace plan to a vote sometime after the July Fourth recess after delaying votes on the measure because of divisions among Republicans.

{mosads}Several GOP lawmakers are undecided on the healthcare plan.

President Trump previously floated first repealing and then replacing ObamaCare separately if the Senate can’t agree on its bill.

“If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!” Trump tweeted previously.

Republicans can only afford two defections and still pass a bill with Vice President Pence casting a tie-breaking vote.

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