John McCain Votes No, deals potential death blow to GOP health bill

Sen. John McCain said Friday he would not vote for the GOP’s latest plan to repeal and replace much of ObamaCare — dealing the effort a potentially fatal blow.

Sen. John McCain said Friday he would not vote for the GOP’s latest plan to repeal and replace much of ObamaCare — dealing the effort a potentially fatal blow.

The Arizona Republican

The Arizona Republican said he could not support the bill because it was not “the product of regular order in the Senate,” meaning it did not go through the usual process of committee hearings and public debate.

Policy that affects one-fifth of our economy

“That is the only way we might achieve bipartisan consensus on lasting reform, without which a policy that affects one-fifth of our economy and every single American family will be subject to reversal with every change of administration and congressional majority,” he said in a statement about the bill crafted by Sens. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina — a close friend — and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.