'By the power of Beyoncé - we command you!': #HellerVoteNo campaign deluges GOP healthcare holdout
Sen. Dean Heller, R-NV, and Beyoncé (composite image)

Nevada Senator Dean Heller (R) said on Friday that he could not vote for the Senate's "Obamacare Repeal" bill without revisions, sparking hopes among those who hope the bill fails to reach the required number of votes to pass.


The Washington Post said Saturday night that Heller took Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) by surprise when he announced that he could not support the current bill, particularly in light of its long-term cuts to Medicaid.

"It also prompted a Republican super PAC to plan a seven-figure advertising campaign in Nevada to pressure Heller — raising the specter of an ugly intraparty fight that could serve as a harbinger of the political clashes to come during next year’s midterm elections," wrote the Post's Sean Sullivan, Robert Costa and Kelsey Snell.

On Twitter, President Donald Trump jumped into the fray on Saturday to pressure Senate Republicans to pass the bill.

As rumors flew that the group America First Policies paid $250,000 to get #HellerVoteYes to trend on Twitter via bots and paid PR, the hashtag #HellerVoteNo began to trend.

Heller is currently being deluged with messages from people who will lose their health coverage if Obamacare is repealed and insurance companies are allowed to discriminate against women, children and people with pre-existing conditions.

The #HellerVoteNo hashtag is generating thousands of tweets. Here is a sampling of just a few: