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After McCain Bombshell, Pence Says a ‘Vote Against Graham-Cassidy Is a Vote to Save Obamacare’

This afternoon, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) essentially took a knife and stuck it right in the heart of the GOP’s latest attempt to repeal Obamacare when he released a statement saying he couldn’t support Graham-Cassidy “in good conscience.”

Shortly after McCain dropped his bombshell, Vice President Mike Pence showed up for a speech in Indiana on health care and tax reform. While delivering his remarks, he made it clear how the administration saw any votes against the Republican repeal bill.

“As President Trump has made clear, inaction is not an option,” the veep stated. “Let me be clear, a vote against Graham-Cassidy is a vote to save Obamacare.”

He added that the GOP majority in Congress wasn’t elected to save Obamacare, but instead to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.

Earlier this morning, the president took aim at another GOP lawmaker who is a no on Graham-Cassidy when he sent a mean tweet Rand Paul’s way, leading the Kentucky senator to respond that he “won’t be bribed or bullied” into supporting the bill. It will be interesting to see how POTUS reacts to McCain’s actions. Coincidentally, Trump is holding a rally tonight in Alabama, so we likely won’t have to wait long to find out.

Watch the clip above, via ABC News.

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