Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he won “no” votes in the Senate on a repeal of Obamacare, despite a looming deadline to pass the measure.
“I’m going to have no votes, no no no,” Biden told reporters after meeting with senators from both parties at the White House.
I’m not going to do it again.”
The vice president has not made any commitments to vote for the bill, and has signaled that he may not vote for it on Thursday.
Democrats in the House are working to force the Senate to vote on a bill that would repeal the law in a matter of days, but Democrats have said they will not allow the Senate bill to pass.
“We’ve got a very, very difficult vote that we’re going to be having at the end of the week,” Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
“The only thing we can do is make sure we do this and get it done before the end.
I think there’s enough time for a bill, but we need to be sure that it doesn’t unravel.
That’s why we’re here.”
Ryan said that it is up to Republicans in the White Senate to get a vote on the Senate’s healthcare bill, which would also repeal Obamacare.
“There’s not going a week or two where we can’t get it,” Ryan said.
“Because we have a lot of work to do to get it through the Senate.”
Ryan also said that he has no problem with Republicans in Congress passing a healthcare bill to keep the government running past its funding deadline.
“It’s going to come down to how much of the people are willing to vote, how much is going to make it through, and I think that will be a very important test for them,” he said.
House Republicans have said that they will try to pass a bill on Thursday, but a vote could be difficult to get.
“Republicans are going to need to pass an amendment to get the votes to get that bill through the House,” Rep