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Trump says Arizona-bound John McCain will return if needed to cast tax cut vote
Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2017 | S.A. Miller

Posted on 12/18/2017 7:20:13 AM PST by COUNTrecount

President Trump said Sunday that Sen. John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, would return to vote for tax reform this week if needed to pass the bill, though the senator’s office later forecasted a January return to Washington.

Mr. McCain had been undergoing treatment for a viral infection at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington but Sunday returned to Arizona to spend Christmas with his family, according to the senator’s office.

Mr. Trump said he had spoken with Mr. McCain’s wife, Cindy, and that the senator would be available for the vote, which is expected as soon as Wednesday.

“I wished her well. I wish John well,” Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House. “They’ve headed back [to Arizona]. But I understand he’ll come if we ever needed his vote, which hopefully we won’t.”

Senate Republicans have a thin 52-seat majority but the leaders believe they have enough votes to pass the tax overhaul without the Arizona Republican.

“But the word is John will come back if we need his vote,” Mr. Trump said. It’s too bad. He’s going through very tough time, there’s no question about it. But he will come back if we need his vote.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: 115th; mccain; mccainbraincancer; mccainhealth; taxes; trumptaxbill; trumptaxcuts
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1 posted on 12/18/2017 7:20:13 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount
He looks terrible.

There should be an allowance that he can vote via video from home or hospital.

Johnson took the oath of office on a plane.

Don't wish this on anyone.

2 posted on 12/18/2017 7:24:17 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: COUNTrecount

President Trump is so focused on achievement he can put squabbles aside. Can easily see him flying AF1 overnight to grab McLame, bring him to DC, and fly him back to AZ were it required.


3 posted on 12/18/2017 7:25:25 AM PST by major-pelham
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To: Sacajaweau

A Senator must be in the Chamber to vote.

McCain may never leave Arizona.


4 posted on 12/18/2017 7:25:59 AM PST by Joe Dallas
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To: Joe Dallas
First thing in my mind as i read this: Yeah, in a box.

I shall go do some penance for that.

5 posted on 12/18/2017 7:27:35 AM PST by corkoman
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To: major-pelham

I would be very surprised if McCain can or wants to return to DC for that vote.


6 posted on 12/18/2017 7:27:54 AM PST by Joe Dallas
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To: Sacajaweau
Don't wish this on anyone.

I agree. I don't think John McCain will be around much longer.

7 posted on 12/18/2017 7:28:50 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Sacajaweau

Everyone knows you can’t get care for this condition in the DC area. Fishy; as is anything with McCain.


8 posted on 12/18/2017 7:28:51 AM PST by Chauncey Gardiner
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To: COUNTrecount

The guys looks terrible. May not see 2018.

Prayers that in his waning hours of life that he finds the Truth.


9 posted on 12/18/2017 7:29:58 AM PST by Obadiah
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To: COUNTrecount

Puss and Boots


10 posted on 12/18/2017 7:30:24 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Headline: Muslims Fear Backlash from Tomorrow's Terror Attack - Mark Steyn)
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To: COUNTrecount
"He's not coming back"


11 posted on 12/18/2017 7:30:38 AM PST by plain talk
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To: Sacajaweau

He’d be there if he could give a thumb’s down to defeat the bill!


12 posted on 12/18/2017 7:31:19 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: COUNTrecount

He looks horrible. Thats not from the cancer either, it’s the chemotherapy. That stuff is poison and destroys you quicker than the cancer will. Yet doctors dole that stuff out like candy. I am convinced that is the next big scandal, the cancer industry. Its a big money maker and I think a lot of people have gone through more than they had to. Oncology is a racket.


13 posted on 12/18/2017 7:31:21 AM PST by Angels27
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To: COUNTrecount

Trump has to whip the Senate for Dingy Ditch?


14 posted on 12/18/2017 7:31:41 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: COUNTrecount

Is this a recent picture? He looks awful, a lot of weight loss.


15 posted on 12/18/2017 7:33:49 AM PST by hsmomx3
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To: Joe Dallas

Seems odd to me. It makes me a bit nervous Trump saw the need to line this up if needed. With the vote 2 days away shouldn’t this be more certain?


16 posted on 12/18/2017 7:34:00 AM PST by gibsonguy
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To: COUNTrecount

He looks awful.


17 posted on 12/18/2017 7:35:27 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (A year in Arizona... and I haven't burst into flames yet.)
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To: Angels27

I agree as I have been reading a lot lately about this.

When a relative turned down chemo and radiation the doctors turned cold and distant and pretty much said there was nothing more they could do.


18 posted on 12/18/2017 7:35:43 AM PST by hsmomx3
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To: Obadiah

Prayers that in his waning hours of life that he finds the Truth.


Amen


19 posted on 12/18/2017 7:38:52 AM PST by Ms Mable
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To: COUNTrecount

I wouldn’t take that chance.


20 posted on 12/18/2017 7:41:54 AM PST by eclectic (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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