Trump Shamed Lisa Murkowski For Her Senate Health Care Vote & That's Not OK
During a tweeting session early Wednesday morning, Trump shamed a GOP senator woman's health care vote. "Senator
@lisamurkowski of the Great State of Alaska really let the Republicans, and our country, down yesterday. Too bad!" wrote Trump.
While Trump singled out Sen. Lisa Murkowski by name, following her Tuesday vote against the GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, she's actually just one of nine GOP senators who voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act. Other senators who voted against the bill include: Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Susan Collins (R-Me.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
After a long deliberation process, the GOP health care bill failed to pass Senate votes on Tuesday, with just 43-57 voting against the replacement bill. This was just hours after GOP senators voted to advance the floor debate in the first place.
The senate debate over the health care bill and discussion of possible replacements in lieu of Obamacare will continue throughout the day on Wednesday.
Again, despite the fact that nine Republicans voted against the bill on Tuesday, Trump's tweet early Wednesday morning exclusively mentioning Murkowski started the day of discussions with a seemingly pointed statement.
Senator @lisamurkowski of the Great State of Alaska really let the Republicans, and our country, down yesterday. Too bad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
While Murkowski didn't directly respond to Trump's subtweet, she did release a full statement on Tuesday evening detailing her decision to vote against the GOP health care bill.
“I voted ‘no’ today to give the Senate another chance to take this to the committee process. I still believe that’s the best route, but we will now have this debate on the open floor," wrote Murkowski. She continued: "We all recognize that we have much work to do to address the healthcare concerns in this country. My commitment is to work with all of my colleagues in the Senate to find solutions that benefit all Americans by increasing access and reducing the cost of care."