(The Hill) Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that he supports a newer version of an ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill, throwing some support behind the last-ditch effort.
McCain said he backs a bill from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) that would convert ObamaCare spending into block grants for states.
Asked if he supported it, McCain told reporters, “Yes. You think I wouldn’t be?”
Graham is one of McCain’s closest friends.
McCain was one of three crucial Republican votes that killed the GOP repeal effort in July….
“As I have said all along, any effort to replace Obamacare must be done through the regular order of committee hearings, open debate and amendments from both sides of the aisle,” McCain said in a statement.
The measure faces long odds even with McCain’s comments. The White House is pushing for it, but Senate GOP leadership has so far not expressed interest publicly….
…White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Wednesday on Fox News that President Trump would sign the Graham-Cassidy bill….