Along with several other senators, John McCain is growing frustrated with Senate Republican leaders’ efforts to draft the Trumpcare overhaul measure.
McCain spoke on Tuesday on the progress of the healthcare legislation. He announced that he hasn’t met an American who has seen the Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill yet, though he’s “sure the Russians have” gotten their hands on it, as reported by Bloomberg.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he plans to release a “discussion draft” Thursday and that it will go to the Senate floor for a vote “likely next week.” But who knows if he will actually go through with that.
At this point, Republicans are hanging by a thread, waiting for this healthcare plan to go through. McCain has been highly critical of Russia, particularly the Kremlin’s increasingly aggressive cyberattacks and hacking campaigns. A special counsel and at least four congressional committees are currently probing the Kremlin’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, as well as possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
We will see how this all unfolds in the upcoming days.
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