So much for that “do or die” procedural vote we just noted.
Moments ago CNN reported that, as many speculated, Mitch McConnell will delay the vote on healthcare until after the July 4 recess, confirming last night’s news that Republicans simply don’t have the needed number of votes in the Senate. As a reminder, republicans don’t have short support for the bill, with at least 5 GOP senators saying they won’t even back a procedural vote on the measure that was supposed to take place this week.
— Kate Bolduan (@KateBolduan) June 27, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced the decision to senators at a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, according to CNN.
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) June 27, 2017
Which is ironic because just yesterday, Texas Senator John Cornyn said that he is “closing the door” and that “we need to do it this week before double digit premium increases are announced for next year.”
I am closing the door. We need to do it this week before double digit premium increases are announced for next year. https://t.co/Cxi3qAslg3
— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) June 26, 2017
Guess we won’t be doing it this week after all.
Meanwhile Politico reported that Trump has invited all GOP senators to come to the White House, although now that the vote has been delayed, the meeting will likely be simiarly delayed.