Arizona Senator John McCain, an uncouth, nasty, deranged, warmongering crank has been at the forefront of Republican opposition to President Donald Trump.
For some reason, McCain and the media and political elite have come to view him as a de facto “shadow president” who is the ultimate authority on foreign policy even if that policy ends up with untold thousands of people dead.
Well, America came very close to catching a break this weekend when McCain developed a blood clot.
The bad news is that it was caught before it could travel to his diseased brain and once and for all, remove this senile old bastard from the Senate – something that Arizona voters have been reluctant to do over the last three decades.
But in true McCain fashion, his clot happened at just the perfect time to stall another one of Trump’s agenda items – the repeal and replacement of the catastrophic failure known as Obamacare.
Surgeons in Phoenix say they removed a nearly 2-inch blood clot from above the left eye of Sen. John McCain. https://t.co/BNj6ft8v3P
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 16, 2017
According to the Associated Press “McConnell delays vote on health care after McCain surgery”:
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday he will delay consideration of health care legislation in the Senate, after Sen. John McCain’s announced absence following surgery left Republicans short of votes on their marquee legislation.
McConnell’s announcement amounted to another setback for GOP efforts, promoted by President Donald Trump, to repeal and replace “Obamacare” after years of promises. McConnell issued his statement not long after McCain’s office disclosed that he had undergone surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye, and had been advised by his doctors to stay in Arizona next week to recover.
With McConnell’s health care legislation already hanging by a thread in the Senate with no votes to spare, McCain’s absence meant it would become impossible for the majority leader to round up the votes needed to move forward with the bill next week as planned.
“While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act,” said McConnell, R-Ky. He did not say when he would aim to return to the health care bill.
For a guy who survived a stay at the infamous Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War, McCain seems to be quite the pussy when it comes to blood clots.
Hey, they are serious things that can kill you (as this humble author found out personally) but it’s hard to believe that such surgery could have kept the bloodthirsty old coot from making a vote to approve sending lethal weapons to Ukraine.