Dear Mr. VP,
I admit — I cried while I watched this.
The gasp in the chamber is pretty powerful.
That said. CNN’s headline, “McCain’s Maverick Moment”, certainly leaves out the fact that it’s been two women leading the Republican resistance to reckless healthcare policy, despite direct threats to their safety and to their states. But, oh no. Let’s celebrate the guy who could have stopped this several days ago but instead, for another two days, left millions of Americans terrified they might lose coverage for themselves and/or their children.
So, thanks, Senator McCain for your vote. But my real admiration is for Senators Collins and Murkowski. They’ve been the ones in the trenches. They killed this bill, along WITH the thousands and thousands of people who have called their representatives to voice their opposition.
Just glad you didn’t get to break a tie this time.