Senate To Delay Health Vote After McCain Blood Clot Surgery

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The Senate will "defer" its work on repealing and replacing Obamacare Majority leader Mitch McConnell said late on Saturday, as John McCain, 80, recovers from surgery to remove a blood clot above his eye Reuters reports. The health care reform bill, which is already neared collapse as senators Rand Paul and Susan Collins have already said they would oppose it, would fail without McCain's vote. With Democrats united in opposition, McConnell needs support from at least 50 out of 52 Republicans to pass the measure in the 100-member chamber. In the event of a 50-50 split, Vice President Mike Pence would cast the tie-breaking vote.

"There are few people tougher than my friend John McCain, and I know he'll be back with us soon," Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement wishing the senior Arizona lawmaker well. "While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act."

The Mayo Clinic, which performed the surgery Friday in Phoenix, said the five-centimeter (two-inch) blood clot was "successfully removed" from above his left eye during a "minimally invasive" craniotomy with an eyebrow incision. Tissue pathology reports are due in the coming days with McCain's office saying on Saturday that the lawmaker, "in good spirits and recovering comfortably at home with his family," would recover in Arizona through next week.

"Thanks to @MayoClinic for its excellent care -- I appreciate your support & look forward to getting back to work!" McCain tweeted late on Saturday.

The vote delay is the latest setback for Trump's goal to end Barack Obama's sweeping reforms, which has proven painfully elusive in the first six months of the new administration.

Meanwhile, several Republicans in the party's conservative and moderate wings have expressed deep concerns over the latest draft unveiled Thursday, with further delays expected to only raise opposition to the Senate proposed bill, as some fear that repealing the Affordable Care Act could adversely impact millions of Americans by effectively forcing them off of Medicaid or making health costs soar for people with pre-existing conditions. Ironically, insurance prices are already soaring even as some of the biggest US insurers have already pulled out of numerous state exchanges.

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b-sugar's picture

Return to the abyss, beasts of darkness

Croesus's picture


Looney's picture


Save the country – leave the blood clot in!  ;-)


Déjà view's picture

MIC sweating 'Bullets'...

yomutti2's picture

MCcain is the most decent and honorable man in the Senate.


UNlike the lizard in the White House, he actually has moral values.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Aunt Ester...this is the big one!

BeansMcGreens's picture

Would be interesting to know how many Syrians are in dirty bandages, limbs torn away, wounds festering, while mccain tweets his thanks to clean and sterile Mayo Clinic. Both paid for by the US taxpayer.

robertsgt40's picture

Too bad McCain didn't have to use Obamacare or the VA. We might not have to deal with him at all.

Erek's picture

'Oops! I mis-read the headline - I thought it said "Butt Clot".

MagicHandPuppet's picture

The irony is: McCain IS a blood clot.

DocMims's picture

"Minimally invasive" craniotomy.  Blood clot 'above the eye'


Just come out and say it.  He had a subdural hematoma. 


I hate this double speak

macholatte's picture


What complete BULLSHIT!

Ted Kennedy was at home in Massachusetts under heavy cancer drugs, maybe unconsious, but was still able to vote for Obamacare and other things.

The Progressives have balls and testosterone while the Red Team has been taking estrogen.
McConnel is the best Senator the Blue Team has.


idahobandito's picture

Turd le Mc CONnell is a jellyfish lib. I bet he is involved with Graham and Juan Mc suck in a threesome. You know someone else is banging his wife, or she has a shlong and is banging him.

Tarzan's picture

Being he's a Senator and all, you would think they would filter his Baby's blood transfusions a little better...



bluez's picture

Mayo Clinic? Why doesn't he just go to the VA like the other veterans?

WorkingClassMan's picture

Because he's not a veteran.


He's a piece of shit congressperson from Arizona.


Creative_Destruct's picture

Don't Remove the clot above his eye; push it into his brain.

Offthebeach's picture

He really shouldn't be fellating stallions at his age.   Gets dick wacked , and now needs brain surgery. 

Yog Soggoth's picture

He and his father are/were war criminals and deserve nothing less than a firing squad.

KC28's picture

@DocMims  Would a subdural hematoma explain his bizarre behavior during the Comey hearings?  McCain sounded very confused when he was questioning him, but that was several weeks ago.  

bamawatson's picture

you convinced me; no longer mcStain; now mcClot

toady's picture

Exactly. I'm sure the "healthcare" system would work perfectly if McCain was on the same system as the citizens he supposedly represents. 

Never One Roach's picture

Evidently he and Lindsey graham had a spat over who would bash Trump harder this week.

StychoKiller's picture

The Mayo Clinic could really settle his hash by sending him the 'real' bill!

overbet's picture

Even those of us who arent religious will be praying for complications. 

Lucretius's picture

Deathclock ROCKS, and is mildly entertaining / humorous. +1

Vageling's picture

You are funny. I don't know what your definition of decent and honorable is but it is not the same as how the dictionary defines them.

You muppets have to destroy everything, don't you. Even language isn't safe.

McCain is a piece of shit. The guy got enough to his name to be  not qualified as decent and there is nothing honorable about him either.

Best of luck in your parallel universe.

Kayman's picture

Let's kill more people McStain doesn't equate with moral values.

12 week troll- go upstairs and annoy your mother.

Giant Meteor's picture

Yeah, Yeah, Israel first, all that .. we get it ..

garcam123's picture

The bitch has no honor and sure as fuck has no morals.  I don't know where you got your information.

He needs to be resting comfortably in a coffin.......He's a worthless traitorous piece of fucking shit!

Shemp 4 Victory's picture


MCcain is the most decent and honorable man in the Senate.

You get paid for the broadcast of such nonsense, or what?

Update the training manual or change the curator.

lie_to_me's picture

Looks like McCain isn't the only one with a blood clot.

Zorba's idea's picture

One more malignancy and they'll have to decapitate this sick fuck.

Zorba's idea's picture

Wow! Only 12 weeks to incubate...must be from some tumerous tissue cloned in a petro dish mcstain donated to his NWO Foundation.

runswithscissors's picture

McTRAITOR is a puss filled malignant tumor.

Erek's picture

He needs to be strapped to a chair on the fllight deck of an aircraft carrier and then be "accidentally" shot at by a couple of loose rockets.

Payback is a bitch!

earleflorida's picture

i'll gladly shit and piss on his grave --- this 'hitler-stalin-tito-mussolini' traitors grave

die you 'mother`fucker!!!'

WorkingClassMan's picture

Hitler and Mussloni were men.  They went down with their people.


This scumfuck would burn us all to save a dollar.

earleflorida's picture

spread your propaganda BS, elsewhere...!!!!

hiltler and mussolini along with stalin were pure scum and cowards--- tito was a 4th place wanna-be in a trifecta with all losers?

awakeRewe's picture

They probably had a clone on standby.


Maybe he will wear an eye patch after the surgery and be exposed for the ruthless pirate that he is. 

Bubba Rum Das's picture

"Maybe he will wear an eye patch after the surgery and be exposed for the ruthless 'Butt Pirate' that he is."

There...Fixed it.

detached.amusement's picture

It'd kinda be worth it if  he started winking uncontrollably like Herbert Lom in the pink panther

HowdyDoody's picture

A craniotomy via the eyebrow? So the blood clot was affecting the frontal lobe of his brain. There goes whatever remains of his cognitive skills, such as emotional expression, problem solving, memory, language, judgment, and sexual behavior.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Howdy,

He as well as many, many of his Globalist Criminal counterparts have lost those cognitive skills you described a long time ago.

Erek's picture

I don't believe they ever had those cognitive skills to begin with.

laser's picture

Complication of previous lobotomy?