McConnell Pushing Hard For GOP Health Care Bill

Jul 14, 2017

Today on “Political Rewind,” will Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell prevail? At the moment, his version of the health care bill hangs by a thread. With Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) saying they'll vote "NO," McConnell can't afford to lose any more votes. And the full-court press is on with moderates who may be wavering. A vote is expected next week.

While the bill is still in play, Georgia senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue are doing what they can to help states, like Georgia, that did not expand Medicaid. David Perdue is also working on a package to reduce legal immigration, in addition to his fight against illegal immigration.

Another Perdue, Sonny in this case, is just saying "NO" to the notion of growing medical marijuana in the state of Georgia.

And of course, there's new Trump news: This time about Donald Jr. with word that ex-Soviet intelligence figures may have taken part in that controversial meeting that made headlines earlier in the week.

Panelists:

Jim Galloway – Political Columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tamar Hallerman – Washington Bureau, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

State Sen. Nan Orrock – (D-Atlanta)

Leo Smith – Republican State Senate Candidate