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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The Rasmussen Minute: McCain Goes Rogue on Repeal and Replace

Congressional Republicans have religiously vowed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, since it was first signed into law on March 23, 2010.

John McCain, the “maverick” senator from Arizona and a staunch opponent of Obamacare from day one, won re-election to the Senate in 2010 and 2016 by running on a platform to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Republican party gained majorities in the House in 2010, in the Senate in 2014 and won the White House in 2016 on the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.

After seven long years, Senate Republicans were just one vote away from passing a bill that could lead to the repeal and replacement of Obamacare as McCain made his way to the floor to cast his vote. What happened next is the subject of this week's Rasmussen Minute.