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Huckabee Urges Repeal of 17th Amendment Following Healthcare Defeat

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By    |   Friday, 28 Jul 2017 08:37 AM

In the wake of the failed effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is calling for a repeal of the 17th Amendment, which would dramatically change the way senators are elected.

Huckabee's comments came in an early Friday morning tweet:

The amendment, ratified in 1913, set up the popular election of senators, The Hill noted. Until then, senators had been elected by state legislatures.

Republicans had failed to push through the "skinny repeal" of Obamacare after GOP Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski joined Democrats in voting against it.

And Huckabee, a Republican, singled out the three senators in another tweet:

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In the wake of the failed effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is calling for a repeal of the 17th Amendment, which would dramatically change the way senators are elected.
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