Senate Chaos Returns: Six Hours After Major GOP Victory, “Repeal And Replace” Is Voted Down | Zero Hedge

If this is what passes for a legislative victory in the Trump administration, the president may be in trouble. Less than a day after the Senate GOP leadership mustered the minimum number of Republican votes necessary to begin debate on a bill to repeal Obamacare (and even then thanks only to a tiebreaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence), the Republican campaign to kill the legislation remains in chaos. Just six hours after the successful vote to proceed, the Senate overwhelmingly rejected a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, voting 43-57 against with 9 Republicans joining Democrats in the process. That plan requires 60 votes to pass because of its impact on the budget deficit, and without support from Democrats, that bill has a 0% chance of survival. The failed vote has dashed Republican hopes of replacing Obamacare with another plan.

Source: Senate Chaos Returns: Six Hours After Major GOP Victory, “Repeal And Replace” Is Voted Down | Zero Hedge