Ted Cruz Comes Out Against Graham-Cassidy: ‘Right Now, They Don’t Have My Vote’
— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) September 24, 2017
Last week, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) seemingly killed the GOP’s latest attempt to repeal Obamacare when he released a statement saying he could not support the Graham-Cassidy bill. And during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union this morning, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said it would be difficult for her to envision a scenario where she’d vote for it.
With those two, along with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), not supporting the bill, another Republican senator came out against it today. During a panel discussion at the Texas Tribune festival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) noted that the bill doesn’t have his support at this time.
“Right now, they don’t have my vote and I don’t think they have [Senator] Mike Lee’s vote either,” the Texas Republican said.
He added that he “wants to be a yes” because he sees Obamacare as disastrous, but there is a lot of work to be done on the legislation for him to get there.
Watch the clip above, via the Texas Tribune.
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