GOP Senator on Senate Health Care Bill: ‘No Way We Should Be Voting On This Next Week’

Immediately after the Senate GOP’s health care bill was unveiled last week, a group of four conservative senators came out and expressed their opposition to it, stating they could not vote for it in its current state. One of those lawmakers, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press this morning and said that there’s no reason this should be up for a vote so soon.

MTP host Chuck Todd pressed Johnson on whether he’d be willing to be the one to vote to delay the process.

“I would like to delay the thing,” Johnson stated. “There’s no way we should be voting on this next week. No way.”

Todd pushed Johnson some more, asking him if he’d “work to stop a vote next week.” Johnson answered that he’s been encouraging GOP leadership and the White House not to rush things.

“Why haven’t they listened to you,” Todd wondered aloud.

“Well, maybe they will,” Johnson responded.

Watch the clip above, via NBC News.

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