John McCain returns home to AZ; will miss vote on tax bill

Sen. John Mc Cain will miss votes this week on the tax package as he headed back to Arizona today

Sen. John Mc Cain will miss votes this week on the tax package as he headed back to Arizona today

Republican Sen. John McCain, who left Washington for Arizona Sunday, tweeted a thank you for public support during his illness and said he's feeling well and looking forward to coming back to work. "He looks forward to returning to Washington in January", McCain's office announced.

"He is grateful for the excellent care he continues to receive, and appreciates the outpouring of support from people all over the country". He received a diagnosis this year of glioblastoma, an aggressive, malignant brain tumor that can cause headaches, seizures, blurred vision and other symptoms.

McCain was admitted to Walter Reed Hospital on Wednesday due to the "normal side effects" of his cancer treatments, ' his office said.

In a statement, Dr. Mark Gilbert, Chief of Neuro-Oncology at the National Institutes of Health, said that McCain responded well to treatment at Walter Reed for a viral infection. 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. The final vote on the Republican tax bill is slated for sometime this week.

"I did speak to Cindy McCain, and I wished her well, I wished John well". He added: "But the word is John will come back if we need his vote". He's going through a very tough time, there's no question about it. "But he will come back if we need his vote". "My father is doing well and we are all looking forward to spending Christmas together in Arizona".

CBS News is reporting that Republican Sen.

Sen. John McCain's son-in-law Ben Domenech appeared on Face the Nation and told viewers he was in'good spirits and'doing well
Sen. John McCain's son-in-law Ben Domenech appeared on Face the Nation and told viewers he was in'good spirits and'doing well

The Republicans were also without Sen.

A vote is expected in the House and Senate on Tuesday. Bob Corcker and Marco Rubio after they had originally opposed the Senate's plan.

The vote is expected to come this week to fulfill a promise to pass the bill before Christmas.

Meghan McCain's new husband, The Federalist's Ben Domenech gave an update on the senator's condition after the longtime Arizona senator was hospitalized earlier this week.

After his summer surgery, McCain rebounded quickly, returning to Washington and entering the Senate on July 25 to a standing ovation from his colleagues. He suffered a minor tear in his right Achilles tendon, forcing him to wear a walking brace.

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