Republican hopes of repealing and replacing ObamaCare hit yet another brick wall in the Senate on Tuesday, effectively killing current efforts. While the other networks in the Big Three (ABC and NBC) remarked on the failure of action after seven years of promises, the reporting on CBS Evening News took on a mocking tone filled with glee.
“They control the White House and the Congress, but Republicans could not deliver on the promise they’ve been making since the day ObamaCare became law: to repeal and replace it,” quipped Anchor Anthony Mason at the top of the program. “In a humiliating defeat, Senate GOP leaders could not muster the votes today to do either.”
In response to the failure to repeal and replace, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to hold a vote on repeal only and scheduled it for later next week. So, CBS Correspondent Nancy Cordes kicked off her report by championing the so-called “moderate” Republicans who were standing up against the straight repeal vote.