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Watch a breakdown of McCain's maverick moment

This amazing CNN video gives a second-by-second breakdown of the wee-hours death of the Republicans' health-care repeal plan, one of the most dramatic moments in Senate history:

  • "1:29 a.m.: Senator McCain reenters the chamber. ...
  • "McCain waves his hand to get the attention of the Senate clerk, pauses for just a moment, and gives a dramatic thumbs-down. ... Audible gasp on the Senate floor, and then commotion. ... Republicans like Senator Marco Rubio stare in disbelief ...
  • "Senator John McCain turns around and walks back to his chamber desk, all alone."