McCain saves the GOP

The GOP was ready to commit political suicide over health care. Then the senior senator from Arizona stepped in.

Sen. John McCain.
(Image credit: REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein)

John McCain might have just saved Republicans from committing political suicide — again.

On Friday, the Republican senator from Arizona announced that he could not vote "in good conscience" for the Cassidy-Graham bill, the Senate GOP's last-ditch effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. If the two other Republican senators already against this awful piece of legislation hold their ground, McCain will have effectively killed it. Conservatives will surely publicly moan and groan — "McCain strikes again," the Drudge Report announced — but he might have just saved their hides.

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