McCain returning home to Arizona, will likely miss tax vote

Alyssa Bailey
December 20, 2017

McCain will undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation at the Mayor Clinic in Arizona.

'As ever, he remains grateful to his physicians for their excellent care, and his friends and supporters for their encouragement and good wishes, ' the statement said. "He looks forward to returning to Washington in January".

The Senate is set to vote next week on landmark tax-reform legislation, but majority Republicans are expected to have enough votes for passage with or without McCain.

John McCain of Arizona is not expected to return to Washington until January, which means he will likely miss two crucial votes before lawmakers return home for the Christmas recess.

The sources described McCain as looking increasingly frail and said he has not spoken up in recent GOP meetings the way he had before, in addition to his absence this week for treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center.

He left for Arizona on Sunday.

Senator John Mc Cain is returning to Arizona after receiving brain cancer treatment and is expected to miss the tax reform vote
Senator John Mc Cain is returning to Arizona after receiving brain cancer treatment and is expected to miss the tax reform vote

Mr. McCain disclosed in July that he had an aggressive form of brain cancer, for which the median survival is not much more than a year. He has been undergoing treatment since.

Trump told reporters on Sunday that he spoke to McCain's wife, Cindy, and wished the couple well.

Republicans secured the support of Sens. A doctor says he is also "responding positively" to ongoing treatment for brain cancer. He added: "But the word is John will come back if we need his vote".

That's the word Sunday from Dr. Mark Gilbert, chief of Neuro-Oncology at the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute. "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". Bob Corker last Friday for the tax measure, and they are poised to pass the bill by a narrow margin in the face of unified Democratic opposition.

"My father is doing well and we are all looking forward to spending Christmas together in Arizona", she wrote on Twitter. Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen.

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 eventually began using a wheelchair, with members of his staff pushing him where he needed to go.

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