McCain, playing the maverick, votes ‘no’ on ‘skinny repeal’ amendment

FOX NEWS U.S. Sen. John McCain was the center of attention — and scrutiny — on Capitol Hill on Friday morning after the “skinny repeal” amendment, part of Senate Republicans’ plan to repeal ObamaCare, was defeated in a 51-49 vote. The Arizona Republican’s “no” vote shortly after 1:30 a.m. ET sent audible gasps throughout the Senate chamber, ruining Republicans hopes of a 50-50 vote and a tiebreaker by Vice President Mike Pence. Just days ago, McCain had voted “yes” on a procedural measure that led to Friday morning’s vote, sparking confidence among some Republicans that there was a chance...

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