Another week passed with four Republican health care defeats in a row. Despite this, the Trump White House is reportedly still looking to kill Obamacare, a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act (ACA) one way or another as three Senate Republicans reportedly visited the White House on Friday to put together something they can vote on. One of those senators was Lindsey Graham of South Carolina who proposed that federal grants be blocked to states for health care.

The surprises and expectations from Senate according to Lindsey Graham

While it seems that there is some support for Graham's proposal; it should be mentioned that Graham's role in last week's failed legislation is somewhat complex and -- according to the New Yorker -- it "says a good deal about the current political moment." That parallels the recent shift at the White House where it's said that Reince Priebus' resignation is the Trump administration cutting its connection with the Republican Party.

Lindsey Graham is somewhat lost in the fog of uncertainty as he sees President Trump's influence spread to other lawmakers with no accountability to the party's ideals.

The New Yorker article titled: "Lisa Murkowski, Lindsey Graham, and how the health-care vote went down," the senator said he was willing to vote for a bill that has been labeled as a disaster or terrible policy under the condition that the Senate have conference committee with the House. But he has said that members of his party are now destructive, irrational and irresponsible and he doesn't know how to reliably gauge that. Early last week, the Senate decided to try and pass a "skinny repeal" bill by the end of the week which they expected to get votes on.

Sen. Graham watches 'Trump zombies' rise on the Hill

Graham said that the conditions for him to vote for the "skinny repeal" bill were that it was only the beginning of getting rid of Obamacare later on down the line with conferences. But the article says that he was tipped off by a member of the House Freedom Caucus that the "skinny repeal" would actually end up becoming law, or the final product that the President would sign.

Graham felt at this point that the House no longer had any boundaries for how far they would legislate. But this was already apparent when the House fell to 'Trumpism" when the President forced them to pass their American Health Care Act (AHCA) back in early May.

The Senate rejected that bill and publicly said that they would write their own which ended up becoming the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) which might be resurrected again under the current, unpredictable, political climate. The article reminds readers of how House Speaker Paul Ryan promised those lawmakers they would go to conference if they passed the AHCA but essentially lied to them as they never did.