On Monday, the Senate failed to pass Obamacare-lite after two more GOP senators abandoned the bill, which caused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to make the announcement we’ve all been waiting to hear.
According to TheBlaze, the Kentucky Republican will be bringing up a vote for a full repeal, but that’s not all. Apparently, they’re going to vote to put the same bill on President Trump’s desk that they gave to Barack Obama in 2015 – a full repeal with a two-year delay for people to adjust.
— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) July 18, 2017
“Regretfully, it is now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful,” the statement read.
“So, in the coming days,” it continued, “the Senate will vote to take up the House bill with the first amendment in order being what a majority of the Senate has already supported in 2015 and that was vetoed by then-President Obama: a repeal of Obamacare with a two-year delay to provide for a stable transition period to a patient-centered health care system that gives Americans access to quality, affordable care.”
In reaction to the news, President Trump tweeted his own support for a full repeal while stating that Democrats and Republicans should come together to craft entirely new legislation.
Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2017
Vice President Pence also joined with the President in calling for a full repeal of the bill.
— Vice President Pence (@VP) July 18, 2017
Earlier in the evening, House Freedom Caucus chair Mark Meadows tweeted that the Senate should vote to put “the same thing on President Trump’s desk that we put on President Obama’s desk.”
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) July 18, 2017
Oddly enough, after the vote last night failed, the Democrats were eerily silent on Twitter. In fact, the Gateway Pundit reported that not a single prominent Democrat tweeted anything out despite months of criticism of the GOP’s efforts, suggesting they know the rope is tightening around their necks from their abysmal failure of a healthcare bill.