The Maverick Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) just announced that he would not be supporting the new effort to repeal Obamacare. He say’s “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy Proposal.” He then goes on to say that a bill of this magnitude should be bi-partisan.
One of McCain’s main reason for not supporting the bill was how the bill was drafted. He also noted that he could not support the bill “without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it. Without a full CBO score, which won’t be available by the end of the month, we won’t have reliable answers to any of those questions.”
McCain knows this is his last term, so he’s going to do what he thinks is right and not political. He made it clear “I take no pleasure in announcing my opposition. Far from it,” he continued. “The bill’s authors are my dear friends, and I think the world of them. I know they are acting consistently with their beliefs and sense of what is best for the country. So am I.”