On almost every level, the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be harder if they did it without a replacement plan.
The Vermont senator said, "Many thousands of our fellow Americans every single year will die, and many more will suffer and become much sicker than they should" because of Trumpcare.
The legislation won't just hurt millions of Americans who are covered under Medicaid or through the Affordable Care Act's exchanges.
The president is desperately trying to distract from his massively unpopular health care plan, but the American people likely won't buy it. The president and Republicans now own health care.
According to a recent poll, the GOP health care legislation is "the least popular major bill in decades."
With a slim margin for error and Republicans already backing away, Trumpcare may be on its deathbed before a single vote is cast in the U.S. Senate.
"We have not had one hearing, not one open discussion. And I should think that every Republican should be embarrassed by this, and I know that many of them are embarrassed by it."
Republicans may be forced to remove a portion of their legislation that would essentially doom the bill – again.
Republicans say they are just two months away from getting enough votes to take health insurance away from millions of Americans.
Trump wanted to remind everybody in the room that he was, in fact, still president, before ditching the meeting and letting the "grown ups" deal with the national security crisis.
“You are achieving the objectives of Vladimir Putin…trying to dismember this small country. If they object, they are now carrying out the desires and ambitions of Vladimir Putin."
Republicans are learning that they can't defend the indefensible.
Wall Street executive Steve Mnuchin was officially sworn in as treasury secretary on Monday.
Cruz spoke for 21 hours on the Senate floor in 2013, all so he could take health insurance away from millions of Americans.
"President Trump may be willing to ignore the Consitution and the laws of the United States of America ... but the American people are not."
These standards are particularly important given the fact that many of Trump's picks haven't provided the proper ethics disclosures.
"I won’t vote for a terrible budget just to repeal Obamacare," Paul said on the Senate floor.
This is the first U.S. Senate seat picked up by Democrats on the evening.
Not even an overwhelming victory by Hillary Clinton is likely to convince Republicans that they should do their job.
The last-minute move is the latest indication that Republicans haven't just given up on Trump, who is limping toward defeat, but they're also panicking that the Senate is slipping away.