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John McCain’s surgery on blood clot delays health care vote

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PHOENIX — Arizona Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood cot above his left eye that will delay the health care vote.

According to a report from CNN, the vote will not happen until McCain is back.

Mitch McConnell had planned action on the controversial bill next week but McCain announced Saturday he would be staying in Arizona following surgery. That put the measure in jeopardy in the closely divided Senate.

McCain’s clot was successfully removed by surgeons at Mayo Clinic on Friday.

The release detailed information regarding McCain’s status and how the surgery went.

The Senator is resting comfortably at home and is in good condition. His Mayo Clinic doctors report that the surgery went ‘very well’ and he is in good spirits. Once the pathology information is available, further care will be discussed between doctors and the family.

A statement from his office notes that McCain will be recovering in Arizona next week.

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake released a statement on McCain.

I have never known a man more tenacious and resilient than John McCain. I look forward to seeing him back at work soon. In the meantime, Cheryl and I extend our best wishes to John, Cindy and the entire McCain family and pray for his speedy recovery.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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