|Sen. John McCain of Arizona|
CNN is reporting Sen. John McCain has announced he is heading home to Arizona to continue recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy for a brain tumor and will not be in Washington for the tax vote this week.
The Republican senator was admitted into the hospital on Wednesday after missing a third straight day of votes in the Senate. McCain suffers from a type of brain tumor called a glioblastoma. He was diagnosed with the tumor following surgery to remove a blood clot in July.
The final vote on the Republican tax bill is expected to take place early this week.
According to Donald Trump, McCain told him he would return to Washington DC if his vote became necessary.
.@POTUS: “I did speak to Cindy McCain, and I wished her well, I wished John well. They’ve headed back, but I understand he’ll come if we ever needed his vote — which hopefully we won’t.” https://t.co/OxiF0zKNnQ pic.twitter.com/4c0HcNlfnm
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 18, 2017
With McCain missing the vote, Corker’s unexplained flip flop becomes critical—potentially the deciding vote. This should bring extreme, heightened scrutiny to the #CorkerKickback.
— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) December 17, 2017