After losing an Alabama seat to a far left quack, Senate Republicans need all the help they can get.
After all, there are 51 Republicans to 49 Dems – once Jones is seated in January.
Now, Arizona Sen. John McCain won’t even be in DC when it comes time to vote for the tax cut bill.
From The Hill:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will return to Washington in January after undergoing physical therapy and rehabilitation in Arizona, his office announced late Sunday.
As a result, McCain will not be in Washington to vote on the GOP’s tax bill, which is expected to take place early in the week.
“He is grateful for the excellent care he continues to receive, and appreciates the outpouring of support from people all over the country. He looks forward to returning to Washington in January,” McCain’s office said.
Republicans have won over two key votes for the measure, meaning they should have the razor-thin majority needed to pass the bill, even without McCain.
Fox News has more:
The senator will undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in the state after spending several days at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland. In a brief statement, the office provided an assessment from Dr. Mark Gilbert, chief of neuro-oncology at the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute.
“Senator McCain has responded well to treatment he received at Walter Reed Medical Center for a viral infection and continues to improve,” Gilbert said. “An evaluation of his underlying cancer shows he is responding positively to ongoing treatment.”
McCain expressed appreciation for his care and the outpouring of support and, according to his office, “looks forward to returning to Washington in January.”
Now in his sixth Senate term, McCain underwent surgery in mid-July to remove a 2-inch (51-millimeter) blood clot in his brain after being diagnosed with glioblastoma.
President Donald Trump told reporters Sunday he had spoken to McCain’s wife, Cindy.
Thoughts and prayers go out to McCain and his family for what they’re dealing with, no question.
But at this point, McCain cannot effectively do his job.
The right thing to do would be to step aside!