BREAKING: McConnell defers consideration of Senate health care bill in wake of McCain absence due to surgery – AP
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 16, 2017
McConnell wouldn’t have done this if he had the votes.
It likely means nothing has changed and it is still 50 votes against and there are more than a few undecideds on the Republican side, wavering.
He will need all hands on deck to force this the bill down the chute, so he delayed the consideration.