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    Hope he gets better, but from a practical perspective this couldn't come at a worse time for the GOP. As long as McCain remains in office but too ill to be in DC, he doesn't get to vote. That leaves the Senate in a 49-50 position, at best, possibly through the end of the reconciliation period. That's if McConnell does EVERYTHING right in the next month.

    If he's got cancer and is looking at multiple-month inpatient care, he'll be pressured to resign so a replacement can cast that crucial vote on this and other issues. But, he probably won't, because he's McCain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    According to the article it was a 2 inch clot. Do you realize how big that is on your face or head? That would go half way up your forehead.
    yep!!

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    Americans are fair and decent people, even though ACA only covers 20-30 Americans...a majority of Americas want some sort of federally subsidies medical insurance assistance.

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    Hopefully a fast and complete recovery for a true American hero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    Hope he gets better, but from a practical perspective this couldn't come at a worse time for the GOP. As long as McCain remains in office but too ill to be in DC, he doesn't get to vote. That leaves the Senate in a 49-50 position, at best, possibly through the end of the reconciliation period. That's if McConnell does EVERYTHING right in the next month.
    Yep. Now can PENCE come in in this situation or only if it is a true 50/50 tie of the full contingent of 100?? I don't have a clue.
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    I certainly wish Senator McCain a speedy recovery. However, I continue to feel strongly that his unfortunate illness at this time should not hold up the Republicans from their vote. After all, he could vote from where he's recovering. It has been brought out by the news that he's been Tweeting already therefore, he could easily cast his vote also. It is incredibly convenient for Republicans to blame their stoppage of the bill due to Senator McCain's illness. But that simply should not be. They should have the intestinal fortitude to simply continue in his absence. They have to simply remember that where there's a will there's a way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    Yep. Now can PENCE come in under this situation or only if it is a true 50/50 tie of the full contingent of 100?? I don't have a clue.
    The vote count is the vote count. If it's 49-49, the VP still breaks the tie.

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    There has been no significant change from the Republican bill's original intent. Therefore, I don't see how there could be a majority voting in favor of the bill given that 10 Senators opposed the bill recently. They have to remember that with impending cuts to Medicaid as is in their plan, for one, they will have to go back home and face their angry constituents who will not stand for that as has been shown.
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    At least 9 Senators are not convinced.

    Democrats are now asking for open hearings on the floor.
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