Four GOP senators are warning they will vote against taking up the current version of a bill to repeal and replace Obama Care, imperiling leadership’s push to pass the legislation before the July Fourth recess.
“On the current bill I’m not voting to get on it unless it changes before we get to it,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told reporters on Monday.
Asked if that meant he would vote “no” on the initial motion to proceed, the Kentucky Republican said “absolutely” and argued that leadership doesn’t currently have the votes it needs.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) also announced on Monday that she would vote against the legislation on its initial hurdle.
“I want to work w/ my GOP & Dem colleagues to fix the flaws in ACA. CBO analysis shows Senate bill won’t do it. I will vote no on [motion to proceed],” Collins said on Twitter on Monday evening.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joined in, telling CNN’s Dana Bash on Monday night that if leadership insists on moving the bill this week, he will vote against the motion to proceed.