Senate Applauds John McCain As He Returns To Washington After Brain Cancer Diagnosis & Votes To Repeal Obamacare — See The Reactions

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John McCain is back in good health — just in time to destroy American healthcare!

The Republican Senator made a triumphant return to the Senate on Tuesday, where he cast the tie-making vote on a procedural step in advancing the GOP’s plans to repeal and replace Obamacare.

After recovering from surgery in Arizona, McCain flew to Washington and was greeted by standing ovations on both sides of the Senate floor when he dramatically marched on the floor to cast the crucial vote.

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The 80-year-old, who had just been diagnosed with brain cancer, voted “aye” on advancing the legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Earlier this month, the Senator underwent surgery to remove a blood clot at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix — which doesn’t sound too affordable, if you ask us. While most of Washington expected McCain to sit this one out and focus on his recovery, his vote was necessary to move the debate forward.

McCain’s vote made only 50 “aye”s, requiring Vice President Mike Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote in favor.

It’s important to note McCain did not vote for the bill “as it is today,” but encouraged the Senate to go back to the drawing board with hearings and discussions with Democrats — all things the GOP has been sneakily avoiding so far.

After casting the vote, McCain spoke from the floor and scolded his Republican colleagues, urging them to work with Dems on a bill that works for everyone. He declared:

“We’re getting nothing done my friends. We’re getting nothing done. All we’ve really done this year is confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.”

The Senator also shaded Donald Trump, adding:

“We are not the President’s subordinates. We are his equals.”

He’s the last crusty voice in politics, that’s for sure!

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After singling out McCain in a personal Twitter response, Trump applauded the Senate for bringing us one step closer to ending “nightmare Obamacare.”

Watch the Senate erupt in applause upon McCain’s return (below) — and see what people had to say about the vote.

[Image via CBS/Twitter.]

Jul 25, 2017 4:51pm PDT

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