Trio of Republican senators help vote down ‘Skinny Repeal’ of ObamaCare

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The Senate failed to pass a “skinny” repeal of ObamaCare early Friday morning in yet another setback to President Trump’s domestic agenda.

The Senate voted on the bill just hours after it was released with the hope that it could be sent to the House and be further worked on in committee.

The 51-49 vote was largely cast along party lines. A small number of Republicans joined Democrats to defeat the effort.

GOP Senators John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska all cast a “no” vote under intense pressure from the White House.

The defeat was just the latest in a series of legislative failures from the GOP-controlled Congress in their pledge to repeal President Obama’s signature domestic achievement.