Republican Healthcare Bill Update

Overnight two key republicans delivering a fatal blow to the GOP health care bill, senators Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas announcing their opposition. Moran saying in a statement, "We should not put our stamp of approval on bad policy."

The bill needed the support of at least 50 of the Senate's 52 Republicans, but with a total of four Republican senators now declaring their *no* votes, the bill appears to be dead on arrival, giving Democrats a reason to declare victory. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeting, "This second failure of #trumpcare is proof positive that the core of this bill is unworkable."

In a late night tweet, the President again called on Republicans to "Just repeal failing Obamacare now and start from a clean slate," adding democrats will join in.

And it's possible President Trump gets that repeal. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell now says he will hold a vote in the coming days on a straight repeal with a two year delay to make that transition.

But as it stands now, whether McConnell will have the GOP support even on a straight repeal is unclear. Democrats have already made it clear they're not onboard.