Senate 'Skinny Repeal' Bill Fails: Musicians React

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks during a weekly press conference following a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill on June 13, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

It was a late-night nailbiter, but in the end the GOP’s so-called “skinny repeal” of Barack Obama’s signature healthcare bill failed to pass. 

The Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of “Obamacare,” which needed a simple majority to pass. It was voted down by 51 votes to 49 with Republicans Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine joining McCain in voting no.

President Donald Trump, predictably, wasn't impressed with the result.

But cheers rang out among the artist community as the likes of John Legend, Cher and Miley Cyrus followed the action and celebrated the result on social media.