Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks he can force people into a vote today, and he couldn’t be more wrong. The blundering baboon is scrambling to get Trumpcare passed today even though he doesn’t have a deal on the Senate bill.
His Plan? Pin Down Fellow Senators
McConnell’s fool-proof plan he concocted his to pin-down fellow Republican senators to act on their 7-year promise to repeal and replace the ACA. McConnell told activists from the Tea Party Patriots, FreedomWorks, and the Americans for Limited Government on Monday that a key procedural vote will happen this afternoon. The motion needs 50 senators’ approval votes to pass, and that’s assuming VP Pence will break the tie. So far, it’s not looking good for them.
The co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, Jenny Beth Martin, said during the meeting on Capitol Hill Monday afternoon McConnell was basically grasping at straws to have this thing come together. “His message is senators need to be for the motion to proceed or they’re for the status quo. He would not be pushing it so hard, probably, if he had votes lined up already.” Well anyone with an IQ of over 70 knows this bill is bad news. The is a chance, although slim, that McConnell may put together a last minute deal to repeal and replace only core elements of the ACA.
Either way, this needs to be nipped in the bud so they can move onto other issues such as tax reform. Personally, we hope for an 180 turn and the rest of the 98% get tax cuts. A recent poll was conducted last week by NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and they found that 27% of Republicans favor immediate repeal of the ACA while 54% say they want to repeal after a replacement legislation agreement.
As of now, there are many Republican votes up in the air. Sen. John Mccain’s vote is unclear along with Sens. Rand Paul and Mike Lee. Sen. Susan Collins is publicly against the bill entirely and said she will vote against the motion.
Now we can only wait for Tuesday afternoon to come and see what the verdict is.
Source: The Hill