Trump Twists GOP Arms On Twitter Over O’Care Repeal: ‘I Have Pen In Hand’

President Donald Trump arrives tp speak at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in Glen Jean, W.Va., Monday, July 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
FILE- In this Monday, July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in Glen Jean, W.Va. Trump is scheduled to visit Ohio on Tuesday as the U.S. Senate could vo... FILE- In this Monday, July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in Glen Jean, W.Va. Trump is scheduled to visit Ohio on Tuesday as the U.S. Senate could vote on beginning debate on a Republican health care bill. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) MORE LESS
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President Donald Trump stepped up pressure on Senate Republicans to vote to consider an Obamacare repeal bill on Tuesday — though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) still hasn’t made clear which proposals will actually be considered.

McConnell will hold a motion to proceed vote on Tuesday, for which Republicans need 50 votes to even consider voting on an Obamacare repeal bill. If the motion to proceed succeeds, McConnell could hold votes on several different measures to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Trump didn’t seem to mind the ambiguity. His tweets were all-purpose arm-twisting:

He even finally called Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) an “American hero,” the former Vietnam POW’s standard label, for arranging to travel from Arizona to Washington, D.C. days after brain surgery to vote on the repeal effort.

And one more for good measure just past 8:00 a.m. ET:

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  1. “That’s not your pen…”

  2. He’s going to be so disappointed when somebody explains what a vote on the ‘motion to proceed’ is and that it’s not the final vote.

  3. Well, he considers signing an “Executive Order” a RESULT

  4. So ridiculous. He doesn’t even care what he signs. And I guess most Republicans don’t care either. GOP trash

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