Celebrity Reactions: Senate Votes Against “Skinny Repeal” Bill

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Celebrities React Senate Vote Against Skinny Repeal Obamacare

By Holly Nicol |

Celebrities React Senate Vote Against Skinny Repeal Obamacare

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Celebrities are reacting to the Senate voting to reject the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare on Friday. To the surprise of Donald Trump, the bill was voted down by 51 votes to 49. See Hollywood stars’ tweets below.

Republicans John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, voted against the bill, which needed a majority to pass. After the bill’s failure, Trump took to Twitter to express his disappointment. He wrote, “3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!” Now, a number of relieved celebrities are reacting to the vote.

Miley Cyrus tweeted, “We will never stop fighting to protect health care for ALL.” Elizabeth Banks said, “#Heroes who care and didn’t carelessly play with Americans’ health – Thank you @lisamurkowski @SenatorCollins @SenJohnMcCain.” Debra Messing wrote, “Please @SenateDems and @SenateGOP start fresh and make a plan that you can be proud of. Thank you @SenJohnMcCain for standing for collabrtn,” adding, “#RESISTANCE.” And Billy Crystal commented, “Great respect to @JohnMccain who put country over party.”

Meanwhile, Rosie O’Donnell shared, “COLLINS, MURKOWSKI, McCAIN, thank god for you three. hey #GOP find ur souls. #AMERICA #HealthCare #standUP #Believe.” John Legend tweeted, “Thanks to the Senators who voted to kill that stupid, heartless bill. Let’s stay vigilant. It’s not over.” “Just personally didn’t love having to read the word skinny so many times today,” Lena Dunham joked. And Kathy Griffin said, “Democracy worked tonight… barely. Whew! #skinnyrepeal. FYI, Mitch McConnell is lying through his turtle teeth right now.”

Cher wrote, “GOD BLESS JOHN McCAIN, SUSAN COLLINS, ALASKA STRONG, LISA MURKOWSKI. OBAMACARE NEEDS CHANGING, NOW DEMS & GOP CAN WORK 2GETHER 2 FIX IT.” Whoopi Goldberg shared, “To sit down and make ACA work for the majority and not respective parties. Bravo 2 those who remembered it’s about the People NOT the Party.” And Josh Groban tweeted, “Pickle’s gonna take this pretty hard in the morning.” Gossip Cop will continue to update as more celebrities react to the Senate voting against a “skinny repeal” bill of Obamacare.

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