Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that he supports a newer version of an ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill, throwing some support behind the last-ditch effort.
Asked if he supported it, McCain told reporters, "Yes. You think I wouldn't be?"
Graham is one of McCain's closest friends.
McCain was one of three crucial Republican votes that killed the GOP repeal effort in July.
He at the time called repeatedly for the Senate to return to "regular order," meaning a bill would go through a committee first.
"If it's not through regular order than it's a mistake, but it doesn't mean I wouldn't vote for it," McCain said when asked about his previous statements.
The measure faces long odds, despite the boost from McCain. The White House is pushing for it, but Senate GOP leadership has so far not expressed interest publicly.
Republicans face a tight deadline of Sept. 30, when the fast-track process known as reconciliation needed to pass a repeal bill without Democratic votes expires.
Asked if he thinks the bill has legs before Sept. 30, McCain said, "I do."
"I think he's getting a number of governors who are supportive of his approach to weigh in," McCain said of Graham.
Importantly McCain said that his home state's governor, Doug Ducey (R), supports the bill.
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Wednesday on Fox News that President Trump would sign the Graham-Cassidy bill.
Democrats argue the block grant approach in the bill would lead to harmful cuts, including to Medicaid.
They point to a study from the liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities that found that the bill would result in a 34 percent cut in spending compared to ObamaCare over 10 years.
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