McCain Calls State-Specific Buy-offs in Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Bill “Unsavory”

McCain Calls State-Specific Buy-offs in Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Bill “Unsavory”

Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, was unhappy with how the lawmakers behind the Graham Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill attempted to buy off some Senators, who had shown reluctance to support the legislation, with more money for their states.

“It seems the bazaar is open, and that’s not the way to legislate. That flies in the face of everything I’ve been talking about and arguing for. ‘What would it take to get that vote — $10 billion, $15 billion?’ I mean, it’s unsavory,” McCain told Talking Points Memo Monday when asked about the changes to the legislation that would give more money to states like Alaska and Kentucky.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-ME, announced her opposition to the bill on Monday evening, effectively killing the latest attempt to repeal Obamacare.

via Talking Points Memo

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