McCain to Miss Pivotal Senate Tax Vote After Chemotherapy Complications

McCain to Miss Pivotal Senate Tax Vote After Chemotherapy Complications

McCain to Miss Pivotal Senate Tax Vote After Chemotherapy Complications

"Senator McCain has returned to Arizona and will undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic". The statement says the senator appreciates the outpouring of support from people around the country. "He looks forward to returning to Washington in January", McCain's office announced. He's spending the holidays with his family and will be skipping the final vote on the GOP tax plan, which is now expected to take place this week. He cast a vote Monday night on a nomination and is expected to vote on the tax bill.

His office had said on Wednesday that he was receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for "normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy", and he missed all of the Senate's votes last week.

He left for Arizona on Sunday.

Now in his sixth Senate term, McCain underwent surgery in mid-July to remove a 2-inch blood clot in his brain after being diagnosed with glioblastoma.

President Donald Trump told reporters Sunday he had spoken to Cindy McCain.

'Well, John, I'm happy to say that he's doing well, ' Domenech answered Face the Nation host John Dickerson, who had asked about the Republican lawmaker.

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McCain's daughter, Meghan tweeted he was doing well and the family will spend Christmas together in Arizona.

"He'll come if we ever need him to vote", Trump said. Republicans secured the support of Sens. This means that, even with McCain's absence, the GOP can suffer one more defection and still get the bill through. "And it's too bad, he's going through a very tough time, no question about it, but he will come back if we need his vote".

McCain is expected to return to Washington in January. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said last week that they will vote for the measure after indicating earlier that they would not.

The Senate already passed the tax bill once, but must do so again now that it has been joined with the House's version.

McCain rebounded quickly, but his condition has appeared to worsen in recent weeks. McCain eventually began using a wheelchair, with members of his staff pushing him where he needed to go.

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