Republican Senator John McCain hasn’t seen his party’s health care bill, slated for a vote next week – but thinks he knows who has.
Asked by Bloomberg if he had seen the Senate version of the bill, Mr McCain responded, “No, nor have I met any American that has.”
He added: “I’m sure the Russians have been able to hack in and gotten most of it.”
The comments reflect a growing frustration on Capitol Hill with the secrecy around the American Health Care Act – not to mention the seemingly endless stream of scandals stemming from the White House.
Many Republicans campaigned on the promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare, but are now faced with a largely unpopular bill from the House, and an as-yet unrevealed bill from the Senate.
“I cannot say what I would vote for if I haven’t seen it,” Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski told reporters. “That’s where a real problem is, because nobody — I shouldn’t say that. This person has not seen anything.”