A straight repeal of Obamacare failed in the Senate by a vote of 45-55 Wednesday after seven Republicans joined Democrats in opposing it, leading to talk of something they’re calling a “skinny repeal.” Things were supposed to be different when voters gave Republicans the House, Senate, and White House, but at least the disappointment can be spread around a little bit.Sen. Steve Daines, a Republican from Montana, decided it was time to put Democrats on record as far as their support of a single-payer system.
Bernie Sanders dismissed the proposed amendment “to provide for comprehensive health insurance coverage for all United States residents, improved health care delivery, and for other purposes” as a “sham.”
Speaking now on the Senate floor about Sen. Daines sham single-payer amendment. https://t.co/jJrCCNNOff
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 27, 2017
Here's @BernieSanders on the Senate floor just before noon, on why Dems won't be trolled into voting for single-payer via Daines' amendment: pic.twitter.com/TajsYQzC8w
— Eric Bradner (@ericbradner) July 27, 2017
Daines bill being dismissed as a troll tactic – rather than being seen as an inadvertent opportunity – says a lot about D.C. & about Dems.
— David Sirota (@davidsirota) July 27, 2017
In a shocking twist, it will pass both houses and be signed into law. https://t.co/h4qrBfoXdU
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 26, 2017
Sanders says he will vote for Daines single payer amendment if 6 or 7 other Republicans vote for it as well
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) July 27, 2017