According to Bloomberg, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Monday that he has no hope that the Senate will pass a healthcare bill before the end of this year.
“I don’t think there will be. I just don’t think we can put it together among ourselves,” Graham said about passing the bill this year.
Graham’s statements came as Senate Republicans are getting ready to meet up on Tuesday to discuss on how they will be going about repealing and replacing Obamacare.
Some Senate Republicans like Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) have tried to push the bill to be passed by the end of July, but others, including Graham and Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), have questioned if healthcare can be done in 2017.
Last week Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) admitted that it will be hard to gather enough votes for their healthcare bill.
“I don’t know how we get to 50 [votes] at the moment,” McConnell said, referring to the healthcare bill.
Senate Republicans can only afford to lose two votes, if they do it would likely lead to a 50-50 tie in which Vice President Pence could cast the deciding vote.