Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was awash in a sea liberal friends Friday after he announced he would not vote for the latest GOP effort to overhaul Obamacare, as Rosie O’Donnell, Cher, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and others tweeted their praise at him.
“Lovely,” grumbled Andrew Mark Miller on Young Conservatives. “Not exactly people you want to have in your corner.”
McCain issued a statement Friday saying that because the bill, which was proposed by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, did not evolve through the “regular order” of committee hearings and floor debate, he would refuse to support it.
That statement, which makes it difficult if not impossible for the Graham-Cassidy bill overhauling Obamacare to pass, set off celebrations on the left.
Excellent news! … And an excellent time to call your senators. →📱 202-804-8210 https://t.co/KeTodpMHyv
— Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) September 22, 2017
Thank you @SenJohnMcCain for being a hero again and again and now AGAIN
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 22, 2017
first things first – you are the realest
— ROSIE (@Rosie) September 22, 2017
Bless you @SenetorJohnMcCain
This is 3rd Time I’ve Watched You Take The High Road,& Pick The American🇺🇸Ppl over Politics🙏🏻#StillaHero2Me
— Cher (@cher) September 22, 2017
This is good news for the fight for affordable health care. But we’ve been here before. Don’t stop organizing until the fight is done. https://t.co/cH5fzgaJw8
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) September 22, 2017
McCain’s action did not come as a surprise to those who expected that the Arizona senator would oppose the bill.
“Well, by now why would anyone think he’d do anything else?” wrote Joe Vidueria on Allen B. West.
“McCain does what’s politically correct, and voting for any bill that gets at the heart of Obamacare would not be the right thing to do in the eyes of the media and the elites in Washington, D.C. — not to mention the Hollywood crowd. So he killed the previous repeal bill in July (the “skinny” repeal) and became a media darling — and he’s at it again,” he added.
“Well, John McCain let conservatives down yet again. For the second time, he will sabotage the will of the voters and the leader of his party by sinking a bill to reform Obamacare,” Miller wrote.
“Now, the people of McCain’s home state of Arizona will continue to suffer under Obamacare,” he added.
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