Open thread, this will be updated as the news comes in on the vote. Cspan will be carrying the vote live.
Remember, we have to pass this bill to find out what’s in it. Also the GOP will likely end up losing the House and Senate next year if they are successful in the passage of this bill, as it is currently formed, into law.
Earlier today, the Speaker of the House was seen in the parking lot of the White House… interesting. Could be both good and bad. On one hand, he could be delivering bad news to Trump. On the other, it could be him telling him the Freedom Cuckus has caved.
Zerohedge has some information up on the consequences should the bill fail today, it could spell the end to both Paul Ryan and Reince Priebus:
HOUSE LEADERS MULLING NEXT STEPS IF HEALTH BILL FAILS: AIDE. Ryan, Priebus out?
UPDATE I: Looks like the Ryan meeting in the White House was likely to deliver bad news:
UPDATE – THINGS ARE NOT GOOD – House Freedom Caucus is holding its nos and thinks it will bring the bill down w help of mods and other Rs.
UPDATE II: Bill Might Be Postponed AGAIN:
Good chance vote may be postponed. Leadership hiding likely more NON-Freedom Caucus No votes than Freedom Caucus No votes.
UPDATE III: THEY DON’T HAVE THE VOTES
Is this the end of the bill? Is Trump going to fire Priebus and make Ryan resign as a result of this absolute catastrophe?
Paul Ryan: “We Don’t Have The Votes” https://t.co/DkP11dGPAr
UPDATE IV: VOTE MOVED TO 3:30 PM EST
WHITE HOUSE SAYS VOTE ON HEALTHCARE BILL SCHEDULED FOR 3:30 P.M. EDT/1930 GMT: RTRS
SPICER: WE KNOW WHERE VOTES STAND, DON’T NEED LIVE VOTE TO KNOW
WHITE HOUSE SAYS TO CONTINUE WORK WITH RYAN ON VOTES, SAYS WE ARE GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER
UPDATE V: We Polled the GOPe on the Opinion of the Bill Failing
UPDATE: Barbara Comstock is now a NO
She got an early taste of the revolt in her district town halls https://t.co/6rwcSNNr6P