John McCain tweets, "I'm feeling well"

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John McCain will miss the upcoming vote on the Republican tax bill in the Senate this week.

According to a joint statement from McCain's office and his doctor, he is "responding positively" to the treatment and went to Arizona to "undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation". In a brief statement, the office provided an assessment from Dr. Mark Gilbert, chief of neuro-oncology at the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute.

The 81-year-old senator was admitted last week to Walter Reed Medical Center, where he was dealing with the side effects of his treatment for cancer. It is unclear when McCain might return to Washington. "My father is doing well and we are all looking forward to spending Christmas together in Arizona", the senator's daughter, Meghan McCain, tweeted Sunday.

Sen. McCain's son-in-law, Ben Domenech, told CBS's "Face the Nation" his father-in-law is "doing well" and "in good spirits", despite the hospitalization and the hard of a very serious glioblastoma diagnosis.

"John will come back if we need his vote", Trump told reporters as he returned from a weekend at the presidential retreat at Camp David.


"But he will come back if we need his vote". And it's too bad. Now that McCain definitely won't be there, Senate Republicans still don't have to worry about passing the bill that could become President Trump's first major legislative achievement. His dramatic, late-night vote effectively killed Republican chances of repealing the law this year. The 80-year-old Cochran had a non-melanoma lesion removed from his nose earlier this week. He will not be on hand for the final vote on the GOP tax passage expected for early this week.

CBS News is reporting that Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Bob Corker of Tennessee last week and should have enough votes for the GOP measure.

Senate Republican leaders are working to round up at least 50 in favor of the overhaul; Mike Emanuel explains on 'Special Report'.

The House and Senate are scheduled to vote this week on the sweeping tax reform plan, which Trump has supported.

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