Sen. Ron Johnson, R-WI, on Wednesday said he was not sure if he would vote in favor of the Republican Obamacare repeal bill when it comes up for a vote, referencing the short time to review the bill.
“What I’ve told leadership very clearly is I’m going to need time and my constituents are going to need time to evaluate exactly how this is going to affect them, so I personally think that holding a vote on this next week would definitely be rushed,” Johnson said during an appearance on CNN. “I can’t imagine, quite honestly, that I’d have the information to evaluate and justify a yes vote within just a week.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, said this week, he plans to unveil the draft bill Thursday and could hold a vote as early as next week. Many Republican Senators have said they would prefer a more open process with more time to review the legislation.
Johnson said he may have to vote against of it if he doesn’t have the time to fully review the bill.
“I’ve told [McConnell] unless I have the input from my constituents, unless I have got the information I need to justify a yes vote, I won’t be voting yes,” Johnson said.
“What I want to do is I want to fully vet it in the public,” the Senator added. “I want to make sure that my constituents have enough time to provide input.”