The Rushmore Report: Meet the Seven Republican Obamacare Senators


When Senate Republicans failed to repeal and replace Obamacare, critics came out in force. They blamed President Trump and Majority Leader McConnell for failed leadership. But it goes deeper than that. Meet the seven Republican Senators who promised to repeal Obamacare if they had the chance – and then did the exact opposite when it was time to vote. They all voted “No,” after saying this . . . in their own words.

Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Then: “This law is not affordable for anyone in Alaska. That is why I will support the bill  that repeals the ACA and wipes out its harmful impacts.”

Now: Voted against repeal

Dean Heller (R-NV)

Then: “The repeal of this law will not only reduce federal spending, but it will also allow Congress to address problems within the current health care system.”

Now: Voted against repeal

Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV)

Then: “I have consistently voted to repeal and replace this disastrous healthcare law, and I am glad that a repeal bill will finally reach the president’s desk.”

Now: Voted against repeal

Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Then: “Obamacare was a historic mistake, and should be repealed and replaced with step-by-step reforms that transform the healthcare delivery system.”

Now: Voted against repeal

Susan Collins (R-ME)

Then: “I believe that we made – that Congress made – a real error in passing Obamacare. We should repeal the law so that we can start over.”

Now: Voted against repeal

John McCain (R-AZ)

Then: “It is clear that any serious attempt to improve our healthcare system must begin with a full repeal and replacement of Obamacare.”

Now: Voted against repeal

Rob Portman

Then: “Obamacare is fundamentally flawed. We’ve got to repeal this thing and start over.”

Now: Voted against repeal

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This article was adapted from Samuel Chamberlain’s post on the Fox News website, July 26, 2017.


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