John McCain reveals increasingly worrisome health prognosis


That's the Arizona Republican talking about his prognosis, which he described as "very, very poor", in a moving interview on "60 Minutes" Sunday night.

McCain underwent surgery in July for a brain tumor that was later found to be a form of glioblastoma, the same type of cancer that took the life of his former Senate colleague Edward M. Kennedy in 2009.

McCain was the deciding vote earlier this year against an Obamacare repeal bill and promised to vote against another effort now under consideration in the Senate - votes which are at odds with previous commitments on his part to repeal the failing health care law. "And at the same time, celebrate with gratitude a life well-lived, '" he said on CBS's "60 Minutes". "Now we're going to do what we can, get the best doctors we can find and do the best we can".

Tension between Trump and McCain goes back years.

'John McCain never had any intention of voting for this Bill, which his Governor loves. "Recall him, let him fight successfully this awful cancer, and let's get someone in here who will keep the word he gave previous year".

McCain, the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, said the president has never apologized to him for making the caustic comments in July 2015, a gesture that would help fix the ongoing feud between the two.

McCain added that he'd be happy to have a conversation with Trump but acknowledged that they each had a "different upbringing" and "different life experiences".

Like Gohmert, President Donald Trump hasn't been too sympathetic toward the senator.

McCain was asked whether he has felt "panic" since the diagnosis. So I just said, 'I understand.

Gohmert said he's making his call about McCain because people in Texas are hurting from Obamacare. I was raised in a military family. "Second of all, he has a very strong national security team around him who I know has significant influence over him".