( CNN) Sen. John McCain announced Friday in a statement that he cannot “in good conscience” vote for the GOP’s recent plan to overhaul Obamacare, likely resolving Republicans’ latest great efforts to cancellation and oust the Affordable Care Act.
“I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal, ” the Arizona Republican said in a statement. “I believe we could do better working together, Republican and Democrat, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I subscribe it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will( alter) insurance premiums, and how many parties will be helped or hurt by it. Without a full CBO score, which won’t be delivered by the end of the month, we won’t have reliable answers to any of those questions.”
McCain’s “no” vote fixes it very likely Republicans won’t be allowed to abolition and oust Obamacare before September 30, as Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said he would not back the effort and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is also expected to vote “no” on the proposal.