WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — Democrats are planning an hours-long protest from the Senate floor on Monday night as they gear up ahead of a vote on the GOP plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
The mini-talkathon comes as Democrats are digging in ahead of the highly watched vote this week. Progressive activists are expected to hold events around the Capitol every day to protest the bill leading up to a final vote, which could come on Thursday night or early Friday.
Democrats can't block the bill on their own, but are under pressure to use any procedural tool at their disposal to slow down the legislation and make GOP senators take politically tough amendment votes.
Republicans have a narrow path to clearing the legislation. With 52 seats, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) can only afford to lose two GOP senators and still pass a bill.
There are five GOP senators who currently don't support the bill. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Republicans had "at best a 50-50 chance" of passing the legislation.