IT IS TIME FOR JOHN MCCAIN TO RETIRE, SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY AND BATTLE CANCER …
Sen. John McCain is returning to Arizona and will miss the final vote on the GOP tax passage expected this week. McCain is recovering from the side effects from chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer. McCain is expected to return to Washington in January. There are a currently razor-thin margin needed to pass the tax bill; however, McCain’s presence will not likely be the determining factor in the vote. It appears that the votes from Bob Corker of Tennessee and Marco Rubio of Florida will make McCain’s vote not needed. I am sorry, Sen. McCain needs to retire and do the best thing for him, his family, his country and his Party. The man has brain cancer, things are not going to get better, they will get worse, much worse. Being a Senator is not a life-time appointment like the SCOTUS or Pope. If you can’t do the job required, anyone in politics needs to retire. The Senate is bigger than any one individual and its time that John McCain spend the remainder of his days with family and loved ones instead of holding a political party hostage wondering whether he can made a vote or not. Please Sen. McCain, do the right thing, be a hero again.
Republican Sen. John McCain returned home to Arizona after spending several days in a Maryland hospital recovering from side effects from chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer, CBS News has learned. He will spend the holidays with his family and will not be on hand for the final vote on the GOP tax passage expected this week. He’s expected to return to Washington in January.
Late Sunday, a dual statement from McCain’s doctor and his office described the senator’s current health situation.
In a statement citing Dr. Mark Gilbert, Chief of Neuro-Oncology at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Cancer Institute, McCain “has responded well to treatment he received at Walter Reed Medical Center for a viral infection and continues to improve. An evaluation of his underlying cancer shows he is responding positively to ongoing treatment.”
In addition, McCain’s office said he will undergo more treatment at the Mayo Clinic:
“Senator McCain has returned to Arizona and will undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic,” the statement read. “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.”