Late last night, the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare came to an end in a dramatic 49-51 vote, with three Republican Senators, including Senator John McCain who cast the deciding vote, joining Democrats in opposition to McConnell's controversial "skinny repeal" bill.
Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who had been stalwart opponents of various incarnations of repeal throughout the legislative process, were the other two Nay votes.
After the Senate barely passed the motion to proceed to debate on Obamacare repeal earlier this week, the Senate has taken two votes to repeal Obama's signature legislation, both of which have failed.
On Tuesday, the Senate took up their repeal and replace bill, which went down 43-57. On Wednesday, they attempted a clean repeal bill with a 2 year delay to come up with a replacement. That failed by a 45-55 margin.