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Trump raps McCain on health bill stance

He presses 2 other senators for ‘yes’

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was published September 24, 2017 at 3:58 a.m.

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Sen. John McCain (left) waits onstage July 27 as fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham talks about health care legislation. McCain “let his best friend [Graham] down” by opposing Graham’s repeal bill, President Donald Trump said in a tweet Saturday.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, arrives at the Capitol to join Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for the release of the Republican healthc...

In this Aug. 11, 2017 photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to supporters in Hebron, Ky.

SOMERSET, N.J. -- President Donald Trump on Saturday morning lashed out at Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., for breaking with him and opposing Republicans' latest plan to roll back the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, saying the senator had let his state down and had been deceived by Democrats into abandoning a promise.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, arrives at the Capitol to join Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for the release of the Republican healthc...

In this Aug. 11, 2017 photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to supporters in Hebron, Ky.

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RBear says... September 24, 2017 at 7:40 a.m.

A healthcare bill with details that are finally coming out and they are not good. Trump probably couldn't even tell you what's in the bill and its impact. All he cares about is repealing the ACA. That speaks to the low intelligence of the president on issues. Remember, he said he'd get smart people to do the thinking. I think we're seeing how that plays out and most of these "smart people" aren't so smart.
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Even this paper's editorial board writes an editorial that is weak on facts and just blindly follows the repeal battle cry. Quite honestly, when I've looked at Ed Boards across the country, this has to be the weakest one on policy I've ever seen. I almost think it must be the underachievers at the paper who sit on the board.
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McCain is doing the right thing and declining to vote for lack of normal process on this bill. When you are dealing with legislation that will have such a significant impact on our country you would expect committee debate. Not so with this bill. Republicans are afraid for people to actually dig into the details and question them. Heck, Republicans have the votes to kill amendments by Democrats. They just don't want the public to see the shoddy work they came up with.
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Ever wonder why most college graduates align with the Democratic Party? They prefer a party of intelligence and conversation, not one of issue illiteracy and lack of critical thought.

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TimberTopper says... September 24, 2017 at 7:43 a.m.

Trump is not man enough to wipe the sweat from McCain's brow. He's nothing but a spoiled baby acting kid.

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WGT says... September 24, 2017 at 7:55 a.m.

Republicans are really screwed up people. When your mission as a politician turns into a quest to be an oppressor, you are sick. John McCain will always be a better man than Bigot Trump. Lindsey Graham is brown nosing Mitch, trying to get points. Single payer healthcare is on the way. Wake up. Grow up.

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