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Senator Claire McCaskill (D) [2017 file photo].

The republicans in the U.S. Senate held a late night/early morning vote to take away health care from millions of Americans.

Claire McCaskill‏ @clairecmc
So frustrating. No hearings. We were just given the bill. And now Senator Enzi is refusing to answer questions about it on the floor. #Sham
10:26 PM – 27 Jul 2017

Claire McCaskill‏ @clairecmc
Painfully obvious that no Rs besides the bill handler wants to speak since he is the only one taking time.They know this is a bad bill.
10:33 PM – 27 Jul 2017

Claire McCaskill‏ @clairecmc
We’re in legislative twilight zone.Some of my R colleagues are saying they’ll only vote for the bill if they’re promised it won’t become law
10:35 PM – 27 Jul 2017

Normal people vote against a bill with the intent it doesn’t became law. They are not normal. These are not normal times, are they?

Claire McCaskill‏ @clairecmc
Here we go….
12:24 AM – 28 Jul 2017

The vote:

Question: On the Amendment (McConnell Amdt. No. 667 )
Vote Number: 179
Vote Date: July 28, 2017, 01:24 AM
Required For Majority: 1/2
Vote Result: Amendment Rejected
Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 667 to S.Amdt. 267 to H.R. 1628 (American Health Care Act of 2017)
Statement of Purpose: Of a perfecting nature.
Vote Counts:
YEAs 49
NAYs 51
Blunt (R-MO), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Nay
McCain (R-AZ), Nay
McCaskill (D-MO), Nay
Murkowski (R-AK), Nay

The republican “skinny bill” version of Trumpcare failed by one vote in the U.S. Senate. Of course there were no surprises from Roy Blunt (r).