Sen. John McCain once again earned the ire of conservatives when he torpedoed the Obamacare repeal vote, and now a video surfaced showing that he’s a straight up liar to the people of this country.
McCain was joined by Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski in defeating the so-called “skinny repeal” legislation that would have ended the most disastrous portions of Obamacare. Just before the vote, he was seen talking with his Democrat colleagues, then after the vote he was seen laughing with them on the Senate floor.
Republicans in the Senate were stunned when he walked to the podium to announce he wouldn’t be voting in favor of it. Meanwhile, his move sparked raucous applause from the Democrats.
But what’s interesting about his decision to vote against the GOP was that he campaigned on repealing Obamacare. In fact, over the years he’s been a fierce critic of the law, so one would think that given the opportunity to get rid of it, McCain would take advantage.
However, you’d be wrong.
Let’s have a look at his past comments about Obamacare:
Yeah, it’s like that. He literally won re-election by campaigning on repeal, only to turn around and stab us all in the back.
Meanwhile, in a statement he put out after the vote, he claimed to want bipartisan cooperation to repeal the law.
“From the beginning, I have believed that Obamacare should be repealed and replaced with a solution that increases competition, lowers costs, and improves care for the American people. The so-called ‘skinny repeal’ amendment the Senate voted on today would not accomplish those goals. While the amendment would have repealed some of Obamacare’s most burdensome regulations, it offered no replacement to actually reform our health care system and deliver affordable, quality health care to our citizens. The Speaker’s statement that the House would be ‘willing’ to go to conference does not ease my concern that this shell of a bill could be taken up and passed at any time.
“I’ve stated time and time again that one of the major failures of Obamacare was that it was rammed through Congress by Democrats on a strict-party line basis without a single Republican vote. We should not make the mistakes of the past that has led to Obamacare’s collapse, including in my home state of Arizona where premiums are skyrocketing and health care providers are fleeing the marketplace. We must now return to the correct way of legislating and send the bill back to committee, hold hearings, receive input from both sides of aisle, heed the recommendations of nation’s governors, and produce a bill that finally delivers affordable health care for the American people. We must do the hard work our citizens expect of us and deserve.”
Given his history of dishonesty, it’s hard to trust that what he said in his statement is correct.
He really just needs to switch parties already…