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Republican Senator John McCain to go home to Arizona, where he plans to stay until January, after he was hospitalized about side effects from the treatment of brain tumors, the senator’s office announced Sunday.
The trip means McCain is almost certainly a crucial vote on the GOP-backed tax-reform package to miss this week. Still, Fox News said that the Republicans believe that they can get votes is still enough to advance the package — as early as Tuesday night — even if McCain.
President Trump told reporters at the White house on Sunday afternoon, he spoke to McCain’s wife Cindy.
“I spoke to Cindy McCain, and I wish you well, I wish me, John. You have to return the cable, but I understand, he will come, if we ever needed his voice — which we hope not,” Trump told reporters. “But the word is that John will come back, if we have ever needed his voice. And it’s too bad, he’s going through a very hard time, no question, but he will come again, if we his voice.”
“Senator McCain back to Arizona and undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation at the Mayo clinic. He is grateful for the excellent care he continues to receive, and appreciates the outpouring of support from people across the country. He is looking forward to returning to Washington in January,” McCain’s office announced.
The house and the Senate is scheduled to vote this week on the sweeping tax reform plan, which has been supported by Trump. House and Senate negotiators agreed Friday on a compromise bill that provides significant tax cuts for corporations and the across-the-board cuts for people, with final votes in the respective chambers is expected this week, Fox News reported.
The 81-year-old McCain had in the hospital, Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland.
Now in his sixth Senate term, McCain in mid-July, had surgery to remove a 2-inch blood clot in his brain after the diagnosis of glioblastoma.
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— Meghan McCain (@Meghan McCain) December 17, 2017
McCain recovered quickly, but his condition seemed to worsen, in the last few weeks. He suffered a small tear in his right Achilles tendon, forcing him to wear a support to the foot. McCain finally began with a wheelchair, and his staff urged him, where he had to go.
A statement last Wednesday by the senator’s office, he said at the Walter Reed treatment for the “normal side effects from current cancer therapy.”
His daughter Meghan McCain tweeted on Sunday: “My father is alive and well, and we are all looking forward to spend Christmas together in Arizona.”
Fox News’ Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.