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The vote is just about final on single payer. All but four Democrats voted present on the bill. The exceptions are all comparative moderates up for re-election in 2018 in states that Donald Trump won: Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana. Angus King of Maine, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, also voted no on the bill.
This was the first amendment offered solely for political gamesmanship today but by no means will it be the last.
The vote on single payer is happening now and senators seem to be having fun with it.
Senators clearly enjoying this single payer vote. “I’ve gotta think about this!” shouts Murkowski, before voting no
McCaskill, Gillibrand, & Stabenow gang up on Daines. “This is what’s called a trick!” McCaskill says, adding she would vote yes if he does
Sanders walked up to Graham and appeared to jokingly try to push him back to change his vote to yes