Sen. McCain to miss GOP tax plan vote

Sen. McCain to miss GOP tax plan vote

Last week, sources in the Senate told CNN they were anxious about McCain recently, following a week when the Arizona Republican was kept from the Senate to address side effects from his brain cancer treatment. "The senator has been through a round of chemo and he was hospitalized this week at Walter Reed". He was diagnosed with the tumor following surgery to remove a blood clot in July.

No other details about the call were disclosed, but on Friday night White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that she was praying for McCain and his family. Most likely a side effect of cancer treatment, McCain's increase in fatigue and lack of participation was a source of concern for his GOP fellows.

The Senate passed the initial tax bill December 2 with 51 votes after Tennessee GOP Sen. "My father is doing well and we are all looking forward to spending Christmas together in Arizona", she posted on Twitter, along with an encouragement for people to donate to cancer research. Two critical senators - Bob Corker of Tennessee and Marco Rubio of Florida - announced their support for the bill last week after initially saying they would oppose earlier versions. "But the word is that John will come back if we need his vote".

Sen Graham went on to indirectly reassure McCain that it was "OK" for him to take some time off and rest.

Even without McCain's vote, Senate Republicans would have a thin majority of votes to pass the bill. McCain was one of only three GOP senators to vote against the measure, which came in dramatic fashion in the early morning hours. Thad Cochran of Mississippi.

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Sen. McCain, 81, missed several Senate votes last week while at Walter Reed for treatment.

In a dramatic turn, he cast a deciding vote against the Republican health care bill - a move that drew the wrath of Trump and conservatives.

But McCain's condition has appeared to worsen lately.

McCain was required to wear a walking boot last month after suffering a small tear in his Achilles tendon. He eventually began using a wheelchair with members of his staff assisting him.

Sen. McCain was a US Navy pilot who was captured in the Vietnam War and spent 5 years in a notorious North Vietnamese prison camp. The following October, his plane was shot down during a bombing mission over Hanoi. McCain also has survived several bouts with melanoma, a unsafe skin cancer.

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