Since Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed the vote on Obamacare repeal, Republican senators have received numerous calls from voters worried about the repeal.
These calls could potentially complicate complicate McConnell’s plans to power the legislation though within the next week.
Chris Gallegos, communications director for Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, who has so far not staked out a hard position on the legislation, said calls from constituents since the bill’s release last week have mainly been negative.
“Since last Thursday, the Cochran offices have received approximately 224 constituent calls against and two in favor of discussion draft of the healthcare bill,” Gallegos wrote in an email Monday.
The office of Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), who has voiced support for the bill, reported similar call proportions. His communications director, Lindsay Nothern, said the office has also gotten word that there will be an organized protest on Wednesday outside their Boise office to oppose the bill.
Thanks to McConnell’s delay, senators have more time to contemplate their decision.