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McConnell delays health care vote while McCain recovers from surgery - Brewman_Jax - 07-16-2017 06:32 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/15/politics/john-mccain-blood-clot/index.html

From the article:
Quote:Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Saturday that the Senate will delay consideration of the Republican health care bill while Sen. John McCain recovers from surgery for a blood clot.

McConnell tweeted that the Senate will work on other legislative issues and nominations next week and "will defer consideration of the Better Care Act" while McCain is recovering. McCain's absence would have imperiled the bill, which needs the support of 50 of 52 GOP senators to advance.

Two Republican senators -- Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky -- have already said they will not support a motion to proceed to floor debate on the legislation.

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The height of irony; a repub senator getting recommended and covered medical treatment, time to recover, so he and his fellow repubs can deny medical coverage for everyone that can't get it or can't afford it.


RE: McConnell delays health care vote while McCain recovers from surgery - jaxx - 07-17-2017 09:32 AM

McConnell's not doing it for ZMcCain but because he doesn't have the votes. Stay in AZ for a recovery JMc, no reason to hurry back.


RE: McConnell delays health care vote while McCain recovers from surgery - Brewman_Jax - 07-18-2017 07:13 AM

Let's not forget the low-information reactionary authoritarian bigots that caused all of this...

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