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McCain's absence put the future of the GOP effort to pass a new health care bill in jeopardy because the party can not afford to lose votes.
During the campaign, Trump, who did not serve in the military, of course famously took a shot at McCain for being captured and tortured during the Vietnam War, continuing Trump's tradition of making a comment using the only single fact he can recall about a person.
His colleagues say it's not surprising McCain would hurry back to the Senate.
We wish Senator McCain and his family the very best.
He bemoaned the lack of legislative action in Congress, the GOP's secretive process in working on repealing and replacing Obamacare and a plea for Democrats and Republicans to work together.
The Senate plans to vote Tuesday to try to advance a sweeping rewrite of the nation's health-care laws with the last-minute arrival of Sen.
Senate Republicans are so pessimistic about their looming Tuesday vote to move to repeal Obamacare that some of them now believe that falling a vote or two short would count as a win.
With McCain's return - and barring any other absences - there will now be a full compliment of senators on hand for the health care test vote.
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Pakistan uses China as its primary instrument to "contain" India. "It reflects that New Delhi has begun to be diffident". Lu said Indian troops "illegally trespassed into Chinese territory".
And it's not even clear the GOP has the votes to pass that.
McConnell is trying to coax support from moderate and conservative Republicans who have raised objections amid unified Democratic opposition.
"We have been the target of a coordinated, connected smear attempt", she said in a Facebook live video she cut short.
McConnell encouraged senators to vote Tuesday to open what he said would be a period of "robust debate" on health care.
It will be hard to get people who have taken hard stands against McConnell's plan or portions of it to change their positions, Roberts said. Murkowski said Monday she was undecided on whether to vote to begin debate.
The national media and talking heads didn't see the nuance in her statement, leaping upon her words as a call for McCain to resign immediately. "Until the vote is actually on the floor of the Senate, some people may not tell you what they're actually going to do".
Democrats will have a field day with the idea of Republicans lobbying doctors to send someone fighting a life-threatening illness back to Washington to help deny 22 million Americans health coverage.
His unfortunate situation puts a high-profile face on the critical need that all Americans have access to affordable, quality health care.