Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, said Monday evening Congress should “return to regular order” to come up with a replacement for the Affordable Care Act.
“One of the major problems with Obamacare was that it was written on a strict party-line basis and driven through Congress without a single Republican vote. As this law continues to crumble in Arizona and states across the country, we must not repeat the original mistakes that led to Obamacare’s failure,” he said in a statement from his home state of Arizona, where he is recovering from surgery to remove a blood clot above his eye.
“The Congress must now return to regular order, hold hearings, receive input from members of both parties, and heed the recommendations of our nation’s governors so that we can produce a bill that finally provides Americans with access to quality and affordable health care.”
McCain’s statement comes after Sens. Jerry Moran, R-KS, and Mike Lee, R-UT, announced they would not support the current GOP legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, effectively killing the bill.