Sanders Statement on Collapse of Republican Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, July 17 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Monday evening after Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced they would oppose the Senate Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, leaving Republicans short of enough votes to pass the legislation:

"I am delighted to see that the disastrous Republican health care plan will not succeed. The American people want to proceed to health care for all, not see 22 million Americans thrown off of the health care they currently have. This is a great victory for the millions of Americans who stood up and fought back against this dangerous legislation."