Trump slams Democrats, McCain over health care bill

President Trump on Saturday chided Democrats who praised Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate’s defense authorization would set cyber doctrine Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE‘s (R-Ariz.) opposition to Senate Republicans’ latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

“Democrats are laughingly saying that McCain had a ‘moment of courage,'” he wrote on Twitter. “Tell that to the people of Arizona who were deceived. 116% increase!”

McCain announced Friday that he would not support a proposal by Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTop Louisiana health official rips Cassidy over ObamaCare repeal bill Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions MORE (R-S.C.) and Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyTop Louisiana health official rips Cassidy over ObamaCare repeal bill Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Finance to hold hearing on ObamaCare repeal bill MORE (R-La.), which seeks to repeal certain provisions of ObamaCare and replace them with federal block grants.

Early studies predicted that states such as Arizona and Alaska would lose funding under the Graham-Cassidy ObamaCare repeal.

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Lawmakers grapple with warrantless wiretapping program MORE (R-Kent.) had already come out against the measure. But McCain’s defection could prompt other GOP senators to follow suit. 

Republicans face a Sept. 30 procedural deadline to pass a repeal-and-replace measure with only 50 votes. Anything after that will require a filibuster-proof 60 votes, meaning that Republicans would need to win some Democratic support.

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