The Senate voted Tuesday afternoon to move forward with a debate on health care reform. The final vote tally was 51-50. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) were the only two Republican senators to join Democrats in voting ‘no’ on the procedural vote.
Paul says he is keeping his promise to stand for the principles he was elected to represent.
“I was elected on the promise to vote to completely repeal Obamacare,” Paul said.
Paul also said there are two possible outcomes in the health care reform debate: a vote on a clean repeal or a vote for a “big government Senate leadership bill” that has massive insurance bailouts.