With Sen. McCain Out For Eye Surgery, Vote On Health-Care Bill Uncertain


The prospect of voting on the health-care bill in the coming days was cast into doubt late Saturday when the office of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said the senator would be in Arizona next week recovering from surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye.

“On the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will be recovering in Arizona next week,” said McCain spokeswoman Julie Tarallo.

Two Republican senators – Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of Maine – have said they do not intend to vote yes to proceed to the bill. Along with all 48 senators in the Democratic Caucus – and without McCain – that would be enough to block the bill from proceeding to debate.

A McConnell spokesman did not immediately respond to request for comment on whether the Senate still planned to vote.

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