Politics Trump: We miss McCain, ‘plus we need his vote’

23:56  17 july  2017
23:56  17 july  2017 Source:   The Hill

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"I can tell you, we hope John McCain gets better very soon because we miss him. He's a crusty voice in Washington, plus we need his vote ," Trump said at the White House.

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"I can tell you, we hope John McCain gets better very soon because we miss him," Trump said during his "Made in America Product Showcase" event at the White House.

"He's a crusty voice in Washington, plus we need his vote."

Trump brought up McCain as he spoke about the GOP's attempts to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

McCain's absence leaves Republicans officially unable to get the 50 votes needed to advance the healthcare bill, which was already facing an uncertain future and has no room for error.

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Trump : We miss McCain , ‘ plus we need his vote ’. His lobbying work was largely the focus of questions from Democratic senators at his May confirmation hearing. The Senators questioned his ability to act impartially as the No. 2 official in charge the bulk of the nation’s public land.

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"While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act," Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in a statement over the weekend.

The Arizona Republican's doctors announced over the weekend that that he had a procedure on Friday to remove the clot, and said the senator is recovering as he awaits the results of pathology tests.

McCain and Trump have had rocky relationship, fueled by a 2015 comment in which Trump said McCain was not a war hero because he had been captured.

McCain spent more than five years in a North Vietnamese prison camp after he was captured during the Vietnam War.

McCain has been a frequent critic of Trump both on the campaign trail and since his inauguration, lambasting him for attacking the family of a fallen Muslim soldier during the campaign and pushing back against his foreign policy.

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Coyotes show support for McCain after brain tumor diagnosis .
The Arizona Coyotes are rooting for one of their most high-profile fans following a devastating revelation. Coyotes president and CEO Steve Patterson expressed his support for U.S. Senator John McCain after the Arizona lawmaker's office revealed he was diagnosed with a brain tumor following surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye.

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