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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 14:42

Senator: Brain tumor might be why McCain voted against skinny repeal

Written by  Bob Fredericks

A GOP senator from Wisconsin said his colleague John McCain’s brain cancer may explain his vote against repealing ObamaCare — drawing an angry rebuke from McCain’s camp, which called the claim “bizarre.”

“We did get a call from [House Speaker] Paul [Ryan] and he assured us that skinny repeal was not going to pass the House [and] it would have to go to conference,” Sen. Ron Johnson said on Chicago radio station AM560.

“Again, I’m not gonna speak for John McCain — he has a brain tumor right now — that vote occurred at 1:30 in the morning, some of that might have factored in,” he added.

The stunned host replied, “Really?” but Johnson doubled down.

“Again, I,I,I don’t know exactly what — we really thought — and again I don’t want speak for any senator,” Johnson stammered.

“I really thought John was going to vote yes to send that to conference at 10:30 at night. By about 1, 1:30, he voted no. So you have talk to John in terms what was on his mind.”

McCain spokeswoman Julie Tarallo took a slap at Johnson for demeaning a friend.

“It is bizarre and deeply unfortunate that Senator Johnson would question the judgment of a colleague and friend. Senator McCain has been very open and clear about the reasons for his vote,” she said.

McCain explained that he supported repealing ObamaCare but only with an immediate replacement.

The Arizona Republican returned to the Senate to vote on health care legislation after a surgery to remove a blood clot revealed he had brain cancer.

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Sorry dont think its the tumor. its most likley he is seriously confused with whom he represents.

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McCain is just "butt sore" from his dismal attempt at running for president when he realized the country DID NOT WANT him in that office.
Technically he never left the Hanoi Hilton, the viet kong did their job well. He should have NEVER been allowed to enter politics.
"Flip-Flop John" should be inscribed on his tombstone.

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McCain is a RINO! He will never change, and the brain tumor didn't help ether! He should have retired yeas ago, and I hope he does soon. Enjoy what life you have and let the patriots get on with business!

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Once a traitor always a traitor!! I hope he dies slow, painful horrible death!!! HE should be made to use Odummy care and the same VA he supported in Murdering Vets!!!

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McCain did not use VA or Obozocare like all other Americans are forced if they can afford it because he has far better than an normal American can afford because of his pay and perks. His brain cancer will most likely die of starvation because he has shown he has no brain for it to feed on. He voted for Obozocare because he sold out to LIBERAL IGNORANCE long ago to stay in office. He talks a good game but has no back bone to stand up for what is right and is long past due being fired for all his LIES.

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I notice the McCain didn't use the VA for his healthcare.

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Merridee Pavlenko Written by Merridee Pavlenko
August 09, 2017
and that surprises you that he idnt us the VA ??? They have their own insurance. What seems to be good for America public is by no means good enough for
Government House Senant Congress etc workers, asour insurance isn't good enough for them. says a lot of what kind of health care VA gives ah?
Mike Tierney Written by Mike Tierney
August 09, 2017
The dynamic leadership in Wisconsin, Johnson and his boy Walker, need a tumor to help them figure out right from wrong. They are so far off, except for their enlightened electorate, that we can't measure their foolishness.
As for using the VA, well obviously you don't either. The VA provides terrific service for me. If someone needs services that the VA doesn't have, it is out sourced to a competent hospital/Dr in the area. In the case of the Mpls VA, they use the University of Minnesota Hospitals. Great facilities.
I am sure that McCain's Congressional insurance allows him to use any health care he wants. Unlike everyone else's that limits you to those facilities or physicians that are in the program. McCain made the right vote. He won't be running for re-election so he can vote with his heart, not with his need for a career.


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