After the urging of Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., the United States Senate voted Wednesday on the 2015 clean Obamacare repeal bill previously passed by Congress.
In 2015, every Republican senator voted for this bill to repeal Obamacare with budget reconciliation, which was sent to President Obama’s desk for a veto. In 2017, voting on the same bill, some did not.
Here are the senators who changed their positions, breaking their promise to repeal Obamacare.
Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine
Senator Dean Heller R-Nev.
Senator John McCain, R-Ariz.
Senator Shelley Moore-Capito, R-W.Va.
Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska
Senator Rob Portman, R-Ohio
These are the Republicans who, given the chance to vote for a clean repeal of Obamacare like they promised, betrayed the American people. Every one of them except for Senator Collins were in the Senate in 2015 and voted for the same bill they voted against today.
They are hypocrites. They are liars. Conservatives will not forget.
Editor's note: The article has amended a previous error stating that Sen. Capito did not vote for it in 2015.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
Obamacare is the Death Star, and it needs to be destroyed.