Two more Republican Senators say they can’t vote for GOP health care bill

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Two additional Republican senators came out against the Obamacare repeal bill Monday night — dealing a crucial blow to President Trump’s effort to dismantle President Obama’s signature legislative achievement.

Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) both released statements that said they cannot support the current version of the bill — leaving the GOP-controlled Senate without enough votes to pass it.

“After conferring with trusted experts regarding the latest version of the Consumer Freedom Amendment, I have decided I cannot support the current version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act,” Sen. Lee said in a statement.

Lee added that the bill did not do enough to lower premiums for middle class families.

Senator Mitch McConnell had delayed their consideration of a vote while Arizona’s John McCain recovered from surgery.

“We hope John McCain gets better very soon because we miss him,” President Trump said earlier on Monday. “He’s a crusty voice in Washington. Plus we need his vote.”

The addition of Senators Lee and Moran made it a total of four no votes on Republican side.