Mike Lee was just on Fox News to explain why he couldn’t vote for the Senate healthcare bill yesterday and his thoughts on how the Senate is moving forward with a full repeal bill.
Mike Lee explained that he couldn’t vote for the Senate bill because it didn’t go far enough to be in line with what they promised the voters.
He also pushes back hard at the suggestion that they don’t have the votes for full repeal because two Senators have already come out and said that they can’t vote it:
I simply refuse to accept the suggestion that the votes wouldn’t be there. We wouldn’t have a 52 seat majority in the Senate. We wouldn’t have a majority in the House. We wouldn’t have a Republican in the White House right now…but for campaign promises made over and over and over again by essentially every Republican saying ‘we will repeal it.’ It’s time for us to do that.
I totally agree with him. It’s entirely possible that these Senators could just be posturing right now to try and derail a full repeal to keep from having to vote on it. Which is why McConnell should take this bill to a full vote and see if these Senators will actually vote no on a full repeal, killing all remaining good opportunities to get rid of this monstrosity.
Watch the video for more.