Though Republicans certainly seemed to think they had this in the bag—twenty minutes ago, now they’re holding the procedural vote open, even though all votes are in, to allow some extra arm-twisting time.
Rumors are flying that McCain, and possibly others, may be more wobbly on the “Skinny Repeal” than expected.
Keep. Fingers. Crossed.
The vote on the actual bill is up next.
This in intriguing, given that the Planned Parenthood defunding is back in this “Freedom” bill they cooked up, and the Parliamentarian already said they can’t do that, at least in the previous way they tried to do it. Hmmmmm…..
Mike Pence appears to have left the Senate floor after an extended discussion with John McCain.
Stay turned. This isn’t over.
They’ve closed the procedure and are moving ahead.