DEAD AND GONE?

Collins: ‘Very Difficult’ to Imagine Voting for Obamacare Repeal

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said on Sunday that it was “very difficult for me to imagine a scenario” whereby she would vote for the Graham-Cassidy legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. Collins, a moderate GOP holdout who opposed previous iterations of repeal-and-replace, said she wants to wait for an initial Congressional Budget Office report before making a final decision. “Maybe there will be a surprise in there. I don't anticipate that. But I want to wait,” Collins said on CNN’s State of the Union. The Graham-Cassidy effort suffered a serious setback when Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) announced his opposition to it. Senate Republicans can only afford to lose two of their own and still pass the bill with a simple majority. Later Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he, too, could not support the bill in its current form.