McCain is proving to be one tough son of a gun. The senator was diagnosed with bran cancer and he has confirmed that he will be present in the senate to vote for a crucial health care bill on Tuesday.
The 80-year-old has been resting and recovering in his Arizona home.
His office released the following statement: “Senator McCain looks forward to returning to the United States Senate tomorrow to continue working on important legislation, including health care reform, the National Defense Authorization Act, and new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea.”
Fox News reports:
With McCain’s return – and barring any other absences – there will now be a full complement of senators on hand for the health care test vote.
That includes 52 Republicans and 48 senators who caucus with the Democrats. Republicans can lose only two votes and have Vice President Pence vote to break the tie and start debate.
McCain tweeted out on Monday evening: “Look forward to returning to Senate tomorrow to continue work on health care reform, defense bill & #RussiaSanctions.”
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 25, 2017
McCain was diagnosed with a brain tumor following a July 14 craniotomy to remove a blood clot from above his left eye, the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix said last week.
The hospital’s examination of the tissue revealed that a primary brain tumor, know as a glioblastoma, was associated with the blood clot.
Earlier Monday, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, discussed plans to get McCain back to the Senate.
Politico reports that Cornyn said, “They were trying to get approval [from his doctors] for his travel arrangements. I’ve personally volunteered to rent an RV.”
One way or another, we are going to have a full senate and we are going to vote on this bill. Let’s hope McCain’s trip isn’t for nothing and we actually make some progress.