“The attacks on John McCain’s personal sacrifice were roundly condemned then – and millions of Americans will be praying for his recovery now.
Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive brain tumour, and increases in frequency with age, affecting more men than women.
Mr McCain, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, was in “good spirits as he continues to recover at home with his family””
See John McCain has brain cancer, his office saysSenator John McCain is a tough cookie but he has his hands full with Trumpism rampant in the land and a serious case of cancer.
McCain has always stood up to Trump’s nonsense although he’s not particularly fond of my favourite variation on MediCare, “single payer”. However, he’s now on the front line of the battle over health care. If he resigns to fight cancer, the slim margin of the GOP in the Senate will be cut in half almost certainly blocking the draconian measures being contemplated. If he tries to retain his seat while fighting cancer, he may well lose his life. This cancer is very aggressive and it’s probably already spread or soon to spread. There can be no delay in treatment unless death is considered inevitable and acceptable. If McCain resigns his successor will be torn by Arizona’s Medicaid Expansion.
If McCain does resign another possibility will grow, that of impeachment. The odds of finding one or two GOP senators willing to impeach are much better than finding two or three. With the latest news that Trump is contemplating firing his current investigator about Russia, a majority of senators may be willing to impeach sooner or later. For a reputed deal-maker, Trump is nailing his own coffin shut from the inside by pointing Mueller at Trump Inc. finances. Meanwhile Manafort’s situation screams “money laundering” with Russian interests. You can bet Mueller will try to follow the money right to Trump and associates.
If McCain resigns his successor will be appointed by Governor Ducey who wants ObamaCare gone but wants to keep hundreds of thousands of Arizona’s citizens insured. All Ducey has to do to protect his people is delay the appointment indefinitely or appoint someone who sees Trumpism for what it is. Trump’s base is eroding. It was made of sand.
UPDATE McCain did return to the Senate rather promptly and was instrumental in killing Trump’s last hope of “repealing and replacing” ObamaCare. See US healthcare: Senate ‘skinny repeal’ bill fails. So much for the idea that the Trumpists control the US government. So much for the idea that Trump is a leader, a uniter and a deal-maker.