Sen. John McCain Has Surgery to Remove Blood Clot Above Eye


U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, will be in Arizona next week as Republican senators seek to move their health care bill forward.

Senate Republicans unveiled a revised version of their health care bill Thursday, and GOP leaders had planned a vote (or at least to take the procedural steps toward a vote) in the upcoming week.

Two Republican senators have already announced opposition to the measure, Sen.

Four other more moderate Senators - Portman of Ohio, Murkowski of Alaska, Capito of West Virginia and Heller of Nevada remain undecided about their votes. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen.

"Praying for a speedy recovery for my friend", said Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer.

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McCain has expressed concern about the healthcare bill but has not said how he would vote.

Portman and Heller also face pressure from Republican governors in their states who are anxious the Senate bill's curtailing of federal support for ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion could hurt their constituents.

Sen. John McCain underwent a surgical procedure on Friday to remove a blood clot from above his left eye, the Mayo Clinic said in a statement Saturday on behalf of the Arizona Republican. John McCain's absence as he recovers from surgery from a blood clot. He is in good spirits and recovering comfortably at home with his family. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can not lose any others for the legislation to survive a showdown vote expected next week. That could give his conference more time to get healthcare done. Pathology reports are expected in the next several days.

His office released a statement saying McCain, 80, is resting at home.