Gohmert Wants Ariz. Voters to Fire McCain So He Can Cope With Brain Cancer — and Can't Block Obamacare Repeal

WASHINGTON -- With Sen. John McCain battling brain cancer -- and blocking a last ditch GOP effort to repeal Obamacare -- East Texas congressman Louie Gohmert urged Arizona voters to toss him from office right away through a recall election.That, Gohmert said Monday, would let McCain deal with his illness and clear a key political obstacle for those seeking to deliver on a long standing Republican promise to overturn the Affordable Care Act.“I think that Arizona can help him and us. Recall him, let him fight successfully this terrible cancer and let’s get somebody in here that will keep the word he gave last year,” the Tyler representative said on FOX and Friends.McCain has a deadly form of brain cancer called glioblastoma. He announced Friday that he will vote against the latest bill, complaining that it wasn’t crafted through a bipartisan process, and its impact on his state and others hasn’t yet become clear."I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats and have not yet really tried,” he said. “Nor could I support it without knowing ... How many people will be helped or hurt by it."Doctors diagnosed McCain in July when they found a blood clot over his left eye after a routine check up. He returned to Washington just 11 days after surgery to cast a rebellious vote, sinking a partial Obamacare repeal that Republicans had pinned their hopes on.  Continue reading...

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