Below is a statement from McCain:
In a statement, McCain said the lack of order in crafting the legislation was what pushed him away.
"I would consider supporting legislation similar to that offered by my friends Senators Graham and Cassidy were it the product of extensive hearings, debate, and amendment," McCain said. "But that has not been the case. Instead, the specter of September 30 budget reconciliation deadline has hung over this entire process.
"We should not be content to pass health care legislation on a party-line basis, as Democrats did when they rammed Obamacare through Congress in 2009," McCain added. "If we do so, our success could be as short-lived as theirs when the political winds shift, as they regularly do. The issue is too important, and too many lives are at risk, for us to leave the American people guessing from one election to the next whether and how they will acquire health insurance. A bill of this impact requires a bipartisan approach."
Mayor LaToya Cantrell today released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s recent efforts to deport Vietnamese immigrants legally residing in the United States, many of whom have lived in the United States for decades
The demands of the Honduras migrants caravan show what this is all about; shaking down the American people. We have played the role of Uncle Sucker long enough. It is time to stop the giveaways toward illegal aliens and start focusing on the people who deserve the help, the American taxpayers.
The President, top Republican leaders and Presdent Donald Trump have been trying to persuade the likes of McCain and others not to vote no and oppose the legislation.
Above are tweets on the issue