"I say that having lost a parent to brain cancer after 12 years of fighting, and getting to see just how terrible our Healthcare system is, and I still think he deserves it or worse," Justin Lecea wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
"This is what 2020 is about. If we can get the House back and keep our majority in the Senate, and President Trump wins re-election, I can promise you not only are we going to repeal Obamacare, we're going to do it in a smart way..."
"This is a struggle for the heart and soul of who we are as American people," said Sanders. "The American people are increasingly clear: They want a health care system that guarantees health care to all Americans as a right."
The Senate Majority Leader said he told Trump the chamber "will not be doing a comprehensive" health care plan, despite legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act that could render millions of Americans without insurance.
Democratic governors and other state leaders are rolling out massive health care initiatives, boosting public options and touting expansions to former President Barack Obama's 2010 ACA overhaul moving into the new year.
They also pointed to Congressional Republicans' past efforts to repeal and defund the law, something McCain famously voted against in July 2017 with a thumbs down motion just days after undergoing surgery.