Politics Senator: Brain tumor, late night may have influenced McCain's health vote

19:42  09 august  2017
19:42  09 august  2017 Source:   The Hill

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McCain ’ s (R-Ariz.) vote stunned Johnson, who said McCain ' s illness and the fact that the vote was cast early in the morning likely influenced his decision. “He has a brain tumor right now, that vote occurred at 1:30 in the morning. Some of that might have factored in

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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) says John McCain's brain cancer may have factored into his stunning vote last month that sunk the GOP effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

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Sen. McCain's (R-Ariz.) vote stunned Johnson, who said McCain's illness and the fact that the vote was cast early in the morning likely influenced his decision.

"He has a brain tumor right now, that vote occurred at 1:30 in the morning. Some of that might have factored in," Johnson said in an interview on 560AM, "Chicago's Morning Answer."

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John McCain ’ s (R-AZ) brain tumor and the early morning hours may have affected the Arizona Republican’s no vote on the Senate bill to repeal Obamacare, CNN reports. I really thought he was going to vote yes to send that to conference at 10:30 at night .

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The answer prompted a surprised response from Amy Jacobson, the show's co-host.

"Really?" she said. "I mean he did get out - just had recovered from getting the brain tumor removed and then flew all the way to Washington, DC, but do you really think that played a factor in his judgment call?"

McCain cast the decisive vote that killed the healthcare bill.

Two other GOP senators also voted no, Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), but their votes were expected. McCain's rejection of the bill stunned GOP leaders and colleagues.

Johnson said he was convinced at a 10:30 pm meeting that McCain would vote for the so-called skinny repeal bill because Speaker Ryan (R-Wis.) had assured senators that the House would agree to conference negotiations to revise it before final passage.

"I really thought John was going to vote yes," he said.

Johnson conceded the bare-bones repeal bill, which was a last-ditch effort by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to pass something through the Senate, was "grossly inadequate."

But he said "we did get a call from Paul and he assured us that skinny repeal was not going to pass the House and would have to go to conference."

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