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Celebs Applaud John McCain After He Helps Sink Healthcare Repeal Vote

Celebs Applaud John McCain After He Helps Sink Healthcare Repeal Vote

John McCain
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In an M. Night Shyamalan-worthy twist, John McCain became one of three republicans in the senate to vote against the "skinny repeal" bill that would have set processes in motion allowing GOP party members to eventually dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

Mustering as much drama as he could post-surgery, John McCain approached the Senate floor, arm outstretched before intoning a firm "No." The scene was set further when, after his declaration, audible gasps were heard around the room, followed by mild applause.

But the applause didn't stop in congress. Celebrities were eager to tweet about McCain and his vote which, along with Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), denied Senate republicans the majority they needed. Unsurprisingly, Cher was eager to share her excitement:

While others like Billy Crystal and Jason Alexander kept it simple:

Of course, Donald Trump was also eager to let his thoughts be known on Twitter:

But people wouldn't that get them down, with many eye rolls and jokes of, "Uh oh, he's awake," Twitter went on with the celebration of McCain, Collins, and Murkowski.

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