Trump's Saturday Morning Tweetstorm: John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, and Rand Paul

Timothy Meads
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Posted: Sep 23, 2017 10:40 AM
Trump's Saturday Morning Tweetstorm: John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, and Rand Paul

President Donald J. Trump took to Twitter this morning to lambast Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) over the ongoing Obamacare repeal debate and to try and sway Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to support the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill. 

Sen. McCain issued a statement Friday that he will not be voting in favor of the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill. 

His primary objection to the bill is that it is not going through Congress via proper channels. More specifically, Sen. McCain says there needs to be more debate on the subject, so that a quality bi-partisan solution can be achieved. 

Ultimately, the Arizona senator "cannot vote for this bill in good conscience because he has not seen the Congressional Budget Office score" and fears that it will harm too many people by taking away access to healthcare.

In response, President Trump sent the following tweets this morning. President Trump is referring to South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R) as Graham is one of the architects behind the bill and a good friend of John McCain.

Trump's tweets did not end with Sen. McCain. He also showed confidence that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will support the healthcare measure. 

Just yesterday, Trump attacked the Kentucky senator on twitter. Senator Rand Paul has issued statements that he will not be "bribed nor bullied" into supporting the bill. 

President Trump also sent a message to Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, noting the high deductibles in the moderate Republican's state. 

It is likely Sen. Murkowski will not support the bill. With four republicans Murkowski, McCain, Paul and Susan Collins (ME) likely voting no, it is doubtful this Obamacare repeal attempt will be passed into law.