GOP Senator John McCain Says Senate Health Care Bill is 'Going to Fail'

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No one seems to know what is in the new health care bill, including Senate Republicans such as John McCain. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The senate health care bill intended to repeal and replace Obamacare is unlikely to secure enough votes to pass, according to GOP Senator John McCain.

Speaking to CBS's Face The Nation, the Arizona Republican said he did not see the legislation passing through the Senate.

"My view is it's probably going to be dead," McCain explained.

"I fear that it's going to fail."

The embattled bill was delayed until after the July 4 recess, after at least five Republicans stated they would oppose the Senate bill when it was released on June 22.

But there does not appear to have been much movement from a number of GOP senators, with people including Ohio Governor John Kasich stating they did not believe the healthcare bill could pass in its current form.

"I've talked to people on both sides of the aisle about this, Republicans and Democrats, I hate saying both sides of the aisle, it makes me like a Washington insider, but when you talk to them, there is sort of in the back of their mind a sense that ultimately they're going to have to figure this out," Kasich told This Week on July 2.

"But right now they don't want to concede anything. One party doesn't want to concede anything to the other party because maybe it'll make the bill less, you know, less conservative. The other party wants the other party to kind of, you know, put their face down in the dirt and say, we failed. I mean, it's silly," he added.

Trump has suggested that if there can be no consensus reached within the GOP, they should take the decision to repeal Obamacare and work on a replacement healthcare plan at a later date.

"If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date!" Trump tweeted on June 30.