MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle excitedly introduced her show Friday morning with the announcement that Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) had preserved former President Barack Obama's legacy.
McCain was one of three Republicans to vote "no" on a "skinny repeal" of Obamacare early Friday morning, assuring the bill would fall short by a vote of 49-51.
McCain ran against Barack Obama for president in 2008, and Obamacare wound up being one of the latter's signature pieces of legislation. Ruhle excitedly announced that McCain "saves President Obama's legacy" with the vote.
"Maverick Republican John McCain saves President Obama's legacy," she said. "In a bombshell vote in the Senate overnight, Obamacare remaining the law of the land. Imagine that. The guy who ran against Obama saving his legacy!"
Ruhle is a "straight news" daytime anchor for MSNBC who frequently ventures into liberal commentary.
McCain has been praised by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., Calif.), and other progressives for his decision. It had been unclear up until he cast his "no" vote where he stood on the "skinny" health care bill.
The Washington Free Beacon compiled a list of liberals who shredded McCain for voting "yes" on advancing debate on a potential Obamacare repeal and then turned around and praised him Friday for voting "no" on the repeal.