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Friday, July 28, 2017

John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski say NO to repeal!

Senate Republicans failed to pass a healthcare bill Friday after three senators from the party voted against a "skinny" plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. 

Sen. John McCain stunned the political world when he joined two other Republican senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in voting against the bill.

On the original motion to proceed, which kicked off 20 hours of debate on the healthcare plan, Collins and Murkowski voted no. McCain had voted in favor of the procedural motion.

Here's the rationale each gave for their stance on the healthcare debate.

Susan Collins

Going into the week, Collins had repeatedly expressed concerns about the healthcare bill, opposing plans to defund Planned Parenthood, which the Senate's "skinny" bill would have done for one year.
Ahead of the vote, Collins expressed concerns with how the debate was going and why she couldn't support the "skinny" bill. (Continues)

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