In what can be considered a small, temporary, yet uplifting victory, Senate Majority Leader Turtle Mitch McConnell McGee (R-Ky.) has delayed the vote on the repeal and replace plan for ObamaCare. It will be delayed until after the July 4 recess.
It is most likely Sen. Turtle McConnell delayed the vote due to the fact it would have been dead on arrival after five key Republicans announced they could not support the bill in its present form.
The Hill reported:
‘It appeared GOP leaders faced an almost certain defeat on a procedural vote for the measure that Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) earlier on Tuesday said was coming Wednesday.’
The decision also comes after a disappointing Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score that the plan would add 22 million people to the already uninsured under ObamaCare.
Although this is a small victory for Democrats and a sigh of relief for millions across America, it’s not over yet. Republicans will be in overdrive trying to come up with a way of unifying their party to pass the one measure they’ve promised their constituency over and over. Those fighting for the basic right of decent health care must remain focused.
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