Sen. Rand Paul 'yes' health care vote: 'Nobody for repealing Obamacare more than myself'

Speaking to Circa Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Sen. Rand Paul (R- Ky.) explains why he's voting to debate health care in a pivotal Senate vote. (Circa)

After announcing he'd vote for an open debate on health care legislation, Sen. Rand Paul (R- Kentucky) said he did so in part because he was assured it would pass.

"I had been assured that were going to get that vote today, so I will vote to proceed," he told Circa, claiming there will be choices.

Those options: a clean repeal - that he plans to vote for - and an insurance bailout.

Sen. Paul had previously argued the legislation didn't go far enough to get rid of Obamacare.

"I've been pushing for a long time for repeal," he explained "there's probably nobody more for repealing Obamacare than myself."

"But I've been pushing for what I would call clean repeal - not any insurance bailouts - just a clean repeal bill vote," he said.

"Hopefully we'll get enough votes to pass the repeal."
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