Republicans on the Hill are wielding a machine gun with the crosshairs aimed at their own feet so far this year.
With not a single significant accomplishment this session, the GOP-controlled Senate has demonstrated this week that they can neither repeal Obamacare nor pass a replacement.
Though Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised a vote on a repeal next week, at least three of the most liberal members of the GOP caucus have already promised to vote against it.
So what’s the point?
And come 2018, voters will send yet another message to the party: put or shut up.
The problem is we may see Nancy Pelosi as Speaker again.
God help us.
Here’s more from Fox News…
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the Senate will hold a procedural vote to repeal ObamaCare “early next week.”
“We’ll have the vote on the motion to proceed to the repeal early next week,” McConnell said from the Senate floor.
This procedural vote, known as a motion to proceed, starts debate on a bill.
The Senate Republicans’ latest bill to repeal and replace Obamacare collapsed Monday as more Republican senators announced their opposition to its details. In response, President Trump has called on Congress to just repeal the law and figure out a replacement later.
“Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new health care plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!” Trump tweeted.
But McConnell may not have the votes for this effort either: West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Maine Sen. Susan Collins have all signaled they are against legislation that would repeal ObamaCare without offering a replacement.