Doing their duty.
The Republican effort to pass a “skinny repeal” of Obamacare ultimately failed after THREE GOP senators sided with the Democratic party to vote “no” against the bill Thursday. The Republican politicians who went against the grain were none other than Arizona Senator John McCain, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, and Maine Senator Susan Collins.
Unsurprisingly, many have flocked to Twitter to weigh in on the headline making vote and to praise the three senators for voting as their conscience dictated. However, not EVERYONE was thrilled with how the vote went down *cough* Donald Trump *cough*!
Be sure to ch-ch-check out the best reactions to the death of the “skinny repeal” bill (below)!
3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2017
GOP Senators Collins and Murkowski, two women, led on this. They led with their conscience, not politics. Don’t forget that. #SkinnyRepeal
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Charles Clymer├░┼╕┬Å┬│├»┬╕┬Å├óΓé¼┬ì├░┼╕┼Æ╦å (@cmclymer) July 28, 2017
Yeah, Collins and Murkowski did the right thing this time but remember they still vote along party lines the majority of the time sooooo
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ex-Spicey Bushes. (@thewayoftheid) July 28, 2017
Collins and Murkowski defeated the #SkinnyRepeal. If you don’t include women, don’t be shocked when we set the room on fire on our way out. pic.twitter.com/DQ7VmEXI53
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ O General My General (@rideatdawn) July 28, 2017
McCain was the final no vote, but Collins and Murkowski deserve no less credit for arriving at the same conclusion first.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) July 28, 2017
If this goes down, everyone will talk about McCain being maverick-y. But remember that Collins and Murkowski showed bravery from the start.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Lara Cohen ├░┼╕ΓÇÖΓÇª├░┼╕┬Å┬╝ (@Larakate) July 28, 2017
Let’s remember that Collins and Murkowski stood consistent and strong, even as men in their own party threatened to duel them
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) July 28, 2017
Now that the GOP Obamacare repeal has finally failed (hopefully for all time), let’s get cracking on some #ImpeachTrumpNow action pic.twitter.com/2fhMCoiaf5
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Doctor #Covfefe (@ShomahKhoobi) July 28, 2017
Republican senators don’t deserve the favor that John McCain just did for them.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ David Corn (@DavidCornDC) July 28, 2017
Talk about a historic night. We’re sure the Trumpster will have a LOT more to say on this failed bill, so, stay tuned!!