McConnell Uses McCain Surgery to Delay Vote on Healthcare

On Friday, 80-year-old Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) had surgery to remove a blot clot from above his eye and his doctors have advised him to remain home for the next week. With a lack of Republican support for the latest GOP Senate version of the healthcare bill, McConnell announced that he will delay the vote until McCain is able to return to Washington.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Saturday that he will delay consideration of health care legislation in light of Sen. John McCain’s absence from recent surgery.

McConnell, R-Ky., released a statement on Saturday night saying that he would defer action on the measure while McCain recovers at his home in Arizona.

“While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act,” McConnell said…

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McConnell says the Senate will use the time conduct normal business, but what they need to do is continue to work on their healthcare bill and make the necessary revisions to secure enough votes to get the measure passed by the GOP controlled Senate. Then the bill will have to return to the House where it is sure to undergo a lot of scrutiny before going to President Trump’s desk.

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