Media and political Twitter were thrown into hyperdrive on Friday after John McCain announced that he will not support the Graham-Cassidy health care reform bill.
The senator’s announcement comes even as fellow GOP senators like Susan Collins and Rand Paul have expressed their own concerns with the new proposal for repealing and replacing Obamacare. As it stands, McCain’s statement cripples the bill’s probability of succeeding in the Senate.
McCain’s announcement made a huge splash on Twitter, and the responses are still pouring in.
McCain on Graham-Cassidy pic.twitter.com/tmLw7pxHb4
— Da7e Gonzales (@Da7e) September 22, 2017
MCCAIN just now to the Graham-Cassidy bill pic.twitter.com/hKBAjksNi4
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) September 22, 2017
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 22, 2017
In true McCain fashion, he shows how to disagree with class pic.twitter.com/iPqWoQr6Fd
— Katie Watson (@kathrynw5) September 22, 2017
McCain to voters last year: I'll repeal Obamacare!
McCain now: *…but only if it's a bipartisan "fix" done through regular order.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 22, 2017
McCain and Rand, together at last
— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) September 22, 2017
This is at least as weird as McCain killing a bill by Graham https://t.co/MFkmOcqilv
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) September 22, 2017
McCain says "NO" to reordering 1/6th of the US economy in a hastily thrown together bill with no CBO score. https://t.co/VcSaSLr060
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) September 22, 2017
The last lion of the Senate is protecting America & protecting the Senate from itself. As @SenJohnMcCain says, time for bi-partisanship.
— John Weaver (@JWGOP) September 22, 2017
If you had John McCain killing Lindsey Graham’s ObamaCare repeal bill in the pool, collect your winnings
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) September 22, 2017
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) September 22, 2017
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 22, 2017
Of course, it didn’t take long for people to remember that President Trump is participating in a rally later tonight, and he might not take this news very well.
Trump's rally tonight ought to be good.
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) September 22, 2017
when you're encouraging the inevitable Trump tweet pic.twitter.com/jiMbygqlct
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) September 22, 2017
waiting for Trump to tweet about McCain pic.twitter.com/lYiUqYjI9n
— David Mack (@davidmackau) September 22, 2017
“He’s not a war hero”
‘I like people who weren’t captured’
— Sam Stein (@samstein) September 22, 2017
What will he say tonight….. https://t.co/cEhYG1Jdnt
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 22, 2017
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