The delay in the vote on the Senate healthcare bill earlier in the week was attributed to a health concern for Sen. John McCain.
Some speculated that it was a smokescreen by Republicans to buy more time to get votes lined up.
But now we know it was a legitimate excuse. Doctors from the Mayo Clinic announced today that Sen. McCain has a fairly aggressive brain tumor that has been the cause of his recent health decline.
Members of the family have already indicated that they are swiftly considering all options to attack the cancer in what appears to be a race against time.
All politics aside, this is an unfortunate turn of events for the Senator which we hope, for his family’s sake, ends well.
We shan’t speculate what it could means for Congress should it not.
Stay tuned for updates.
Here’s more from Redstate…
John McCain has a brain tumor. The 80 year old senator from Arizona, former Presidential candidate and Vietnam War Hero was diagnosed by the Mayo Clinic following surgery earlier this week.
From the statement by the Mayo Clinic:
“On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix…Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot. Scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the tissue of concern was completely resected by imaging criteria.”
It appears they are still determining the correct course of action for his treatment at this time….
“The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.”
This is a developing story… and of course Sen. McCain and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. Shortly after the news broke, Meghan McCain released a statement on Twitter.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 20, 2017