Sen. Ted Cruz arrives at the Senate floor for a vote. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP
"Right now they don't have my vote, and I don't think they have Mike Lee's either," Sen. Ted Cuz said about the Graham-Cassidy bill at the 2017 Texas Tribune Festival. He'll support the bill depending on "what's in it," Cruz said, calling the Sept. 30 deadline "bogus." Republicans can afford to lose two of their own and pass the bill, and three are already against it — though Rand Paul said today there's a way he could get to "Yes".
Yes, but: There's likely a bit of posturing involved here for Cruz. With the bill in limbo, it's easier to sit on the fence than take a firm stance.