RINO ALERT: Senators Lisa Murkowski and Shelley Capito Save Obamacare

It appears that the straight Obamacare repeal vote will fail to reach the 50 votes needed to pass. Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority in the Senate, with Vice President Pence able to break a 50-50 tie.

Since Democrats will never vote to repeal the ACA, that means Republicans can only afford two defectors. Susan Collins (R-ME) voted against ACA repeal when it was passed in 2015 and vetoed by Barack Obama. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Shelley Capito (R-WV) voted for repeal in 2015, but have both publicly come out against straight repeal.

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