McCain Casts Critical Health Care Vote

Headline Roundup July 25th, 2017

Shortly after being diagnosed with brain cancer, John McCain returned to Washington, D.C. to vote in favor of beginning the debate on repealing and replacing Obamacare. In a speech on the Senate floor, he called for more civil discourse, and said he could not yet support the GOP bill as it currently stands. Media coverage varied widely across the aisle - Left-leaning sources were more apt to condemn McCain's willingness to advance the repeal process, while Right-leaning sources emphasized his call for bipartisanship.

McCain Casts Critical Health Care Vote

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) returned to the Senate on Tuesday, urging his colleagues to work together and "trust each other" during his first floor speech since being diagnosed with brain cancer.

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From the Left
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Shortly after being diagnosed with brain cancer, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) flew back to Washington, DC, on Tuesday and voted to advance Republicans’ plan to repeal Obamacare.

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From the Right
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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was greeted with a bipartisan standing ovation when he entered the Senate chamber Tuesday.

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