Senator John McCain is clearly frustrated by the lack of transparency of the healthcare proposal that few have seen and expressed his concerns in comedic fashion during an interview with reporters.
Although most Senate Republicans have not even seen the healthcare bill and others are divided on whether or not they can support the bill at all, representatives prepare to vote on the bill as early as next week. Republican John McCain was asked whether or not he had seen it, to which he responded truthfully, yet sarcastically saying, “No, nor have I met any American that has. I’m sure the Russians have been able to hack in and gotten most of it.”
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) June 20, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a hand full of Republicans drafted the proposal in what can only be described as “secret negotiations while planning to blindside the public with the bill just before the vote. McConnell was questioned by the press on his use of this tactic that’s typically deployed by his counterparts.
“Everyone will have adequate time to take a look at it,” said McConnell, despite the fact that the measure wont be scrutinized through any committee hearings. Republicans to utilize an expedited process to pass the proposal with only 50 votes in combination with a tie-breaker by Vice President Mike Pence which would bypass the 60 vote barrier used by Democrats to block the bill.
Steven E. Johnson is a Mississippi-based author who covers social injustice and political issues for the Resistance Report. You can contact him at stevejlive at gmail dot com.