John McCain tweets, "I'm feeling well"

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will miss the upcoming vote on the Republican-backed tax bill, CBS and CNN reported Sunday. His office says the 81-year-old senator "looks forward to returning to Washington in January".

"He is grateful for the excellent care he continues to receive, and appreciates the outpouring of support from people all over the country", the statement said.

McCain in July was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer, which was revealed after he underwent a surprise emergency July 14 craniotomy to remove a blood clot above his left eye.

In its statement on Sunday, McCain's office provided an assessment from Dr. Mark Gilbert, chief of neuro-oncology at the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute. A doctor says he is also "responding positively" to ongoing treatment for brain cancer.

McCain's absence is not expected to derail Republican efforts to pass the bill, despite a razor-thin majority in the Senate.

McCain will miss the highly anticipated vote on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, expected sometime this week.




Trump said he spoke to Cindy McCain by phone Sunday.

"They've headed back, but I understand he'll come if we ever needed his vote, which hopefully we won't", Mr. Trump said.

"He's going through a very tough time, there's no question about that", Trump said. "But the word is that John will come back if we need his vote. My father is doing well and we are all looking forward to spending Christmas together in Arizona", she tweeted Sunday afternoon. If just two Republican senators vote against the bill, it will die on the floor of the Senate.

McCain is unlikely to return to Washington this year, one of the sources said. Bob Corcker and Marco Rubio after they had originally opposed the Senate's plan. But in recent weeks, the treatment has taken a visible, physical toll. He suffered a minor tear in his right Achilles tendon, forcing him to wear a walking brace.

'The truth is that, as anyone knows whose family has battled cancer or any significant disease, that oftentimes there are side effects to treatment that you have, ' Domenech explained when talking about McCain's ailment today.

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