Doctors strongly advised Arizona senator against flying to Washington so soon after surgery…
(John Wynne, Liberty Headlines) Senator John McCain, just ten days removed from a brain tumor surgery, risked his life in order to save Obamacare, according to ABC News.
McCain even defied his daughter Meghan’s wishes to board a plane and take the life-threatening trip to Washington DC.
McCain’s vote was notorious because it prevented the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the signature achievement of the man who defeated him for the presidency in 2008.
Doctors strongly advised McCain against flying to Washington because “basically your brain could explode if you get on a plane this soon after brain surgery,” daughter Meghan explained on “The View,” which she co-hosts.
She also admitted screaming and warning that her father would die.
But the longtime senator from Arizona stubbornly insisted on taking the flight.
When he arrived on the Senate floor on Friday, July 28th, he shocked his GOP colleagues and the public with his “no” vote – with a demonstrative downturned thumb – on Obamacare repeal.
This came despite the fact that McCain had joined his colleagues on a procedural vote on health care, which was followed by a speech urging lawmakers to overcome polarization.
On “The View” Meghan was joined by writer Mark Salter, who helped pen the speech.
Salter also wanted to rebut recent allegations that McCain regretted his 2008 choice for vice president, Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
Salter said the comments were not so much about regret over the Palin pick.
Rather, it was over McCain’s regret that he did not choose his friend, Democrat Joe Lieberman, for the position.
Lieberman served as Senator from Connecticut for many years.
Ultimately, McCain’s campaign advisers, including Salter, convinced him that a Lieberman pick would likely infuriate the base.
“He didn’t regret choosing Governor Palin; He regretted not picking Joe Lieberman,” Salter explained. “But once he was persuaded not to, he picked her and he’s never said anything, never regretted it private or public since.”
For more, read the article from ABC News.