Trump Declares That Senate Republicans ‘Look Like Fools’ By Not Killing Filibuster


Earlier this week, the political world was absolutely stunned when Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) dramatically voted against the Senate Republicans’ “skinny repeal,” placing the GOP’s attempt to get rid of Obamacare on its death bed. This followed the passing of a motion to proceed with the debate but the sound defeat of a repeal and replace bill.

Well, President Donald Trump isn’t happy with the crash and burn of GOP health care reform, and he took to Twitter this morning to make his frustration known. And his ire was pointed directly at Senate Republicans.

In a series of five tweets, he demanded that GOP leaders change the Senate rules to get rid of the legislative filibuster so that anything can pass with 51 votes.

Of course, it should be pointed out that none of the health care bills that came up for a vote in the Senate this week reached a simple majority.

It will be interesting to see how Senate Majority leaders Mitch McConnell or other senior GOP senators react to this latest tweetstorm by the president.

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