John McCain to miss tax vote as he recovers from chemotherapy side effects

December 18, 2017

730x420-bd877c37cf76aeda201b8130fa491f8fSen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is set to miss the key vote on the Republican-backed tax bill as he travels back to Arizona to continue recovering from side effects brought on by his chemotherapy treatment.

McCain left for Arizona on Sunday from Maryland, where he had been hospitalized.

CBS News reported McCain will remain in Arizona through the holidays, meaning he will miss any votes planned in the coming days.

That will complicate President Trump and the GOP’s plans to pass the tax bill, which is already barely supported by enough Republicans, ahead of the holiday recess. The GOP can afford just two defections while Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., remains in office. Strange is set to be replaced by Senator-elect Doug Jones, a Democrat, once the election results in Alabama are certified, further shrinking the Republican majority.

3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • jemb says:

    He was released from the hospital on Sunday. I’m surprised he couldn’t stick around two days to vote on this critically important bill. He was planning to spend the holidays in AZ and asking him to stay two days so he could vote. With all he’s been through in his life, I’d think he would do anything to be there and have his vote counted.

  • ItsJo says:

    Sorry when Anyone is ill with cancer, although I cannot think about “McCain without having a problem with his behavior towards POTUS, Trump.” It would be another case of McCain, trying to “stick it to Trump, and put this tax bill in jeopardy-something McCain wouldn’t mind doing IMO.” I know he is ill, but he was before when he made it to the vote, to “Show Off, with his Thumb’s Down Vote which was Against Trump.” I can’t give this guy the benefit of the doubt, as he Always bent over backwards FOR Obama, but never Trump…just like the rest of the Old Establishment/Rino’s, who showed they “turned their backs on WE the deplorables who DID VOTE FOR TRUMP TO BE POTUS, AS WE ARE TIRED OF THE LIARS IN CONGRESS, WHO ONLY CARE ABOUT AMASSING THEIR OWN PERSONAL FORTUNES, AND NOT AMERICAN CITIZENS OR THIS REPUBLIC.

    Too Many of these Swamp Critters have fed off the taxpayer’s public trough for WAY TOO LONG-thus the need for “Term Limits”

  • ONLYJB1 says:

    Well, well, well. All best plans of mice and men.

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