Marks the Second Delay From McConnellÂ
Senate Majority LeaderÂ Mitch McConnell announced tonight that he is delaying the vote on the Republican bill to repeal and â€œreplaceâ€ ObamaCare.
The news follows John McCainâ€™s required week of rest after the Arizona Senator underwent surgery for a blood clot on his eye. McCain is recovering from the successful surgery in his Arizona home.
As CNN reported, McConnell â€œneeds the support of 50 of 52 GOP senators to proceed to a floor debate on the bill, and two senators â€“ Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky â€“ have already said they will not support that motion.â€
â€œElaine and I, along with the entire Senate family, wish John the very best and wish him a speedy recovery,â€ McConnell released in a statement via Twitter:
â€” Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) July 16, 2017
â€œWhile John is recovering,â€ the statement concluded, â€œthe Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act.â€Â
This is the second time McConnell has delayed a vote on the matter.Â
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