The Trump administration’s push to approve a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare suffered a major setback Monday night, as two more GOP Senators announced their opposition to the plan, leaving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) without enough support to bring the bill to the floor.
“We should not put our stamp of approval on bad policy,” said Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) who was also joined by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT).
“In addition to not repealing all of the Obamacare taxes, it doesn’t go far enough in lowering premiums for middle class families; nor does it create enough free space from the most costly Obamacare regulations,” Lee said in his own statement.
Lee added on Twitter that “my colleague @JerryMoran and I will not support the MTP to this version of BCRA.”
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) July 18, 2017
As of Monday night, four Republicans have publicly said they cannot support this version of the GOP health care bill: Lee, Moran, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.