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Mitch McConnell Implores GOP to Keep Promise to Repeal Obamacare

The Senate Majority Leader asked his colleagues to deliver on their signature campaign promise.

“We cannot let this moment slip by,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told his Republican colleagues on the Senate floor prior to a vote to move forward the repeal of Obamacare on Tuesday.

“President Obama vetoed what we passed. President Trump will sign what Congress passes this time,” McConnell said.

The GOP-controlled Senate majority passed an Obamacare repeal plan in 2015, but Obama saved his signature health care law with a veto.

McConnell said that voters “didn’t send us here just to do the easy stuff. They expect us to tackle the big problems.”

The vote passed the hurdle, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote: