Published: Sun, July 16, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

McCain Staying in Arizona After Blood Clot Surgery

McCain Staying in Arizona After Blood Clot Surgery

The original GOP plan was for a showdown vote on Wednesday to begin debate on the health care measure - but if McCain is back in Arizona, that would seem unlikely to go forward, as GOP leaders need every single vote they can get to keep the health bill alive.

Two Republican senators - Rand Paul (Ky.) and Susan Collins (Maine) - have said they do not intend to vote yes to proceed to the bill.

According to the Mayo Clinic, McCain is in good condition and resting at his home. "On the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will be recovering in Arizona next week".

Sen. John McCain's absence from the Senate as he recovers from surgery for a blood clot has led the GOP leadership to postpone consideration of health care legislation already on the brink. McConnell needs 50 "yes" votes for passage in a chamber that the Republicans control by a 52-48 margin.

McCain's office said in the statement he is in "good spirits and recovering comfortably at home with his family".

WASHINGTON-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would put off a vote on a Republican health bill that had been set for next week so that Sen.

"Following a routine annual physical, Sen".

The hospital said tissue pathology reports would be available within the next several days. "In the meantime, Cheryl and I extend our best wishes to John, Cindy and the entire McCain family and pray for his speedy recovery".

Surgeons removed the clot during a minimally invasive craniotomy through an incision in the 80-year-old lawmaker's eyebrow.

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