John McCain will return to Arizona after hospitalization, miss GOP tax vote

John McCain will return to Arizona after hospitalization, miss GOP tax vote

Thank you to everyone for their kind words. "Senator McCain looks forward to returning to work as soon as possible".

His wife, Cindy, tweeted earlier Monday: "Nothing beats the feeling of being home in Arizona for the Holidays!" with a photo of a Christmas tree. "He is grateful for the excellent care to receive, and appreciates the outpouring of support from all the people in the country", McCain's doctor and office wrote in a statement.

He was first diagnosed with brain cancer this summer.

In its statement on Sunday, McCain's office provided an assessment from Dr. Mark Gilbert, chief of neuro-oncology at the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute.

The 81-year-old senator will undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in the state after spending several days at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.

According to CBS News, John McCain's son-in-law said the Senator is doing well. "I wish John well", he said.

"They've headed back, but I understand he'll come if we ever needed his help, which hopefully we won't", Trump said. "But the word is that John will come back if we need his vote". And it's too bad.

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Trump says: "He's going through a very tough time, there's no question about it". His presence means the GOP can lose one member of its caucus and still pass the bill.

Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority in the Senate, and McCain and Sen. However, McCain's office has not yet given any indication that he will miss the vote. Eighty-year-old Sen. Thad Cochran missed votes along with McCain last week after having a lesion removed from his nose.

McCain will miss the vote this week on the tax bill.

The Republicans were also without Sen. Vice President Mike Pence postponed a scheduled trip to Israel last week to preside over the vote. The House takes up the final tax bill Tuesday, and once they've passed it, the Senate will bring it to the floor.

He has been critical of Trump and cast a crucial "no" vote on the president's effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act health law, helping to torpedo the measure.

Meghan McCain's new husband, The Federalist's Ben Domenech gave an update on the senator's condition after the longtime Arizona senator was hospitalized earlier this week.

More recently, McCain tore the Achilles tendon on his right foot, which forced him to wear a walking brace and then use a wheelchair in order to get around the U.S. Capitol.

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