— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) September 22, 2017
MSNBC’s Joy Reid argued that one of the reasons John McCain‘s health care defection is so notable today is because of the message it sent to President Trump.
Reid told Ari Melber earlier tonight that it’s clearly the Senate McCain is defending, not Obamacare––though as Vice President Mike Pence argued today, “A vote against Graham-Cassidy is a vote to save Obamacare.”
“The Republican party, including its leadership in both the House and Senate,” Reid said, “have behaved as if they’re Donald Trump’s employees, and John McCain is the guy standing up saying, ‘Actually, we’re not his employees.'”
She added the Trump only wins in Washington is when “chaos” triggers enough fear in the GOP about the base that they just “do whatever he says.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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