The Senate has killed the Obamacare repeal bill and everyone on Twitter is praising one guy, John McCain, who returned to Washington early this week after a diagnosis of brain cancer. 

McCain was instrumental in voting against the so-called “skinny repeal” proposal, a bill which would have left 16 million additional people without health care and driven premiums up by 20% per annum. 

In a video widely shared on Twitter, the senator and military veteran is depicted as he approaches the front of the Senate chamber, holds the right palm face down then does a thumbs-down as he just says “No”, then walks away amidst Democrat applauses and Republicans’ gasps:

Naturally, McCain was not alone in voting down the repeal — Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska joined the Democrats in the final result 51-49 — but people couldn’t help expressing joyful support to the former presidential candidate: 

Before the vote, McCain had told reporters to “wait for the show” as he arrived in the Senate chamber. 

The navy veteran delivered a huge blow to Trump, who mocked him as “not a war hero” during the 2016 campaign. 

He later explained his decision with a statement saying the “skinny repeal” failed short of their promises: 

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