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Saturday, 15 July 2017 19:32

McConnell delays vote on health care after McCain surgery

Written by  Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday he will delay consideration of health care legislation in the Senate, after Sen. John McCain's announced absence following surgery left Republicans short of votes on their marquee legislation.

McConnell's announcement amounted to another setback for GOP efforts, promoted by President Donald Trump, to repeal and replace "Obamacare" after years of promises. McConnell issued his statement not long after McCain's office disclosed that he had undergone surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye, and had been advised by his doctors to stay in Arizona next week to recover.

With McConnell's health care legislation already hanging by a thread in the Senate with no votes to spare, McCain's absence meant it would become impossible for the majority leader to round up the votes needed to move forward with the bill next week as planned.

"While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act," said McConnell, R-Ky. He did not say when he would aim to return to the health care bill.

Even before Saturday night's developments the fate of the health care legislation looked deeply uncertain in the Senate. In addition to two announced GOP "no" votes from moderate Susan Collins of Maine and conservative Rand Paul of Kentucky, there were at least a half-dozen other Republican senators who were withholding support from or expressing reservations about the bill McConnell released Thursday.

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Are the doctors going to give him a brain, or a heart. He has neither.

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JayCee Scott Written by JayCee Scott
July 17, 2017
Maybe the doctors will give him a "Joan Rivers" treatment and he won't come out of the hospital alive. Barry Soetoro and Michael LaVaughn Robinson know how to silence people just like the Clinton Cartel.

That Rhino Veteran Murdering Sanctuary state loving POS SOB needs to be voted OUT!!! He is just whining because he couldn't win a Presidency!!!

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McLame gets 10 year old bloodclot removed surgically and delays vote on healthcare boondoggle.

What a loser.
Lost the presidential election bid.
Arizona, why didn't he lose is senate reelection? This turkey is a loser.

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Steve Harper Written by Steve Harper
July 17, 2017
I hope the traitorous old prick gets turned into a vegetable so as sits in his wheelchair shittin himself he has time to reflect on all the people he has screwed over,especially the TRUE AMERICAN heroes held in the POW camp where he turned RAT


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