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McCain: Senate GOP Health-Care Bill ‘Probably Dead’

Arizona Sen. John McCain predicted on Sunday that the Senate GOP’s health-care bill is “probably going to be dead.” Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation, McCain said publicly what many Republicans are beginning to admit privately. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has struggled to get at least 50 of the 52 Republicans in the upper chamber to come to a consensus, and the unpopular legislation is facing backlash from both conservatives and moderates. McConnell delayed a vote on the legislation until after Congress returns to Washington, D.C. on Monday following the July 4 recess. McConnell himself has acknowledged the possibility of failing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, in which case he would work with Democrats to fix Obamacare.