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The latest ObamaCare repeal plan from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is facing sharp opposition from several Republican senators, but on Tuesday evening, McConnell said he's still going to hold a vote "early next week."
McConnell said he's forcing the vote, which will put senators on the record even if the outcome is already known, at the "request of the president and vice president and after consulting with our members," Politico reports. McConnell proposed the idea to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act without replacing it on Monday night, after his Senate GOP health-care bill to repeal and replace crumbled when four GOP senators said they would vote no, leaving McConnell short the necessary votes.
Now, his latest plan is getting pushback from at least three GOP senators — Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Susan Collins (Maine) — who said they will vote against a procedural motion to advance McConnell's bill, essentially dooming it.