Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars took to social media to celebrate and express their gratitude for the Republican senators who voted Friday morning against the so-called “skinny repeal” of Obamacare.
“Great respect to @JohnMccain who put country over party,” comedian and actor Billy Crystal tweeted, thanking Senator McCain for putting “country over party” and voting against repeal.
Great respect to @JohnMccain who put country over party.
“Senator John McCain is a man of his word and a true hero. Compassion and heart wins the day,” liberal actor-director Rob Reiner tweeted.
Senator John McCain is a man of his word and a true hero. Compassion and heart wins the day.
The Health Care Freedom Act failed to pass on a 49-51 vote, thanks to “no” votes from Republican Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) — McCain and Murkowski having saved Obamacare from repeal after promising voters on the campaign trail that they would repeal the law.
“#Heroes who care and didn’t carelessly play with Americans’ health – Thank you @lisamurkowski @SenatorCollins@SenJohnMcCain,” actress Elizabeth Banks tweeted Friday.
Far-left actress and Trump nemesis Rosie O’Donnell also showered praise on Collins, Murkowski, and McCain.
President Trump chimed in, writing, “Three Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let Obamacare implode, then deal. Watch!”
3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!
Read the rest of Hollywood’s reaction below.
Just personally didn’t love having to read the word skinny so many times today
Thanks to the Senators who voted to kill that stupid, heartless bill. Let’s stay vigilant. It’s not over.
Bill should have lost 95-5. I have a hard time calling the 3 republicans who voted “no” heroes. It was obviously stupid and awful
GOD BLESS JOHN McCAIN🙌🏻
ALASKA STRONG,LISA MURKOWSKI🙌🏻
OBAMACARE NEEDS CHANGING
NOW DEMS & GOP CAN WORK 2GETHER 2 FIX IT🙏🏻
Shhhh. We are celebrating not taking healthcare away from 22 million people. And the 3 heroes of the Republican Party. Can I get a WOOT? https://t.co/mPPMqjL3pw
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. For not being careless and “loyal”. For being prudent. And for fighting. https://t.co/nnOZ8sgEJO
The Senate floor should be required to play the people’s court theme song over the speakers. It would really up the production value.
McConnell just stole my Emmy speech!
High five bipartisanship!