The 3 senators who sank the Republican health care push

Collins, Murkowski and McCain were all "no" votes.

But he wasn’t the only star of the show.

And their "no" votes came before McCain's now-famous thumbs-down motion, officially sinking the bill.

In her statement following the vote, Collins stressed the importance of a bipartisan approach for a solution, writing that “rather than engaging in partisan exercises, Republicans and Democrats should work together and address these vert serious problems.”

And Murkowski posted a tweet, saying, “This isn’t about winning. This is about service to our state and service to our country.”

He returned to Washington on July 25 to cast the decision-making vote in a procedural motion that allowed Thursday night's debate on health care to continue.

This morning, he looped the three with the Democrats on Twitter, writing "3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!"