Republicans’ last-ditch effort to zap ObamaCare failed early Friday when three GOP senators joined Democrats to reject the so-called “skinny” repeal — in a vote marked by a dramatic nay from John McCain.
The Senate voted on the bill at about 1:30 a.m. just hours after it was released with the hope that it could be sent to the House and be further worked on in committee.
The defeat was the latest setback to President Trump’s promise to repeal President Obama’s signature legislative achievement.
The 51-49 vote was largely cast along party lines.
Along with McCain, who had returned to Washington from Arizona following a brain-cancer diagnosis, GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted no, despite intense pressure from the White House.
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