Trump slams Democrats, McCain over health care bill

Trump slams Democrats, McCain over health care bill

President Trump on Saturday chided Democrats who praised Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCongress must use bipartisan oversight as the gold standard The Hill's Morning Report — Ford, Kavanaugh to testify Thursday as another accuser comes forward Trump hits McCain on ObamaCare vote MORE's (R-Ariz.) opposition to Senate Republicans' latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

"Democrats are laughingly saying that McCain had a 'moment of courage,'" he wrote on Twitter. "Tell that to the people of Arizona who were deceived. 116% increase!"

McCain announced Friday that he would not support a proposal by Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP opens door to holding Kavanaugh committee vote this week Press: Judge Kavanaugh must withdraw Kavanaugh: 'I will not be intimidated into withdrawing' MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyOvernight Health Care: GOP plays defense over pre-existing conditions | Groups furious over new Trump immigration proposal | Public health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Overnight Health Care: Opioids package nears finish line | Measure to help drug companies draws ire | Maryland ObamaCare rates to drop Overnight Health Care: HHS diverts funds to pay for detaining migrant children | Health officials defend transfers | Lawmakers consider easing drug company costs in opioids deal MORE (R-La.), which seeks to repeal certain provisions of ObamaCare and replace them with federal block grants.

Early studies predicted that states such as Arizona and Alaska would lose funding under the Graham-Cassidy ObamaCare repeal.


Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulA Senator Gary Johnson could be good not just for Libertarians, but for the Senate too Conservatives left frustrated as Congress passes big spending bills Senate approves 4B spending bill MORE (R-Kent.) had already come out against the measure. But McCain's defection could prompt other GOP senators to follow suit. 

Republicans face a Sept. 30 procedural deadline to pass a repeal-and-replace measure with only 50 votes. Anything after that will require a filibuster-proof 60 votes, meaning that Republicans would need to win some Democratic support.