Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday the Senate GOP's bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is "probably going to be dead."
"My view is it's probably going to be dead," McCain said on CBS's "Face The Nation."
I fear that it's going to fail.
Sen. John McCain says heath care will not pass as is. "My view is that it's probably going to be dead."— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) July 9, 2017
As support for the bill continues to erode, other lawmakers are beginning to voice their pessimism on social media. Sen. Chuck Grassley tweeted saying Republicans will lose their Senate majority if the healthcare legislation isn't passed.
"WE WONT BE ASHAMED WE WILL GO FROM MAJORITY TO MINORITY," he tweeted.
52 Republicazn senators shld be ashamed that we have not passed health reform by now WE WONT BE ASHAMED WE WILL GO FROM MAJORITY TO MINORITY— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) July 9, 2017
McCain said he believes both parties should work together to craft this piece of legislation.
The bill in its current form faces unified opposition by Democrats and several GOP lawmakers remain undecided. So far, at least 10 Republican senators have opposed the initial bill drafted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky).
Previously, President Donald Trump suggested repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act separately if the Senate is unable to reach an agreement.
"If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!" Trump previously tweeted.
Although the idea was tossed around, both the president and other GOP leaders decided months ago that the move would be politically unwise.