Sen. John McCain will be absent from the hill for the upcoming vote on his party's tax reform bill, CBS reported.The Arizona Republican headed home Sunday to spend the holidays with family; and may not return to Washington at all, according to the report.
McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier in the year, has spent the last several days recovering from the side effects of his treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.
His missing the vote will make a razor-thin margin even narrower as Republicans rush to pass the tax reform measure ahead of the holidays.
Though his family has said publicly that the 81-year-old is "doing well," others report McCain's health is deteriorating rapidly.
Thank you to everyone for their kind words. My father is doing well and we are all looking forward to spending Christmas together in Arizona. If you’re feeling charitable this Christmas @HeadfortheCure or @NBTStweets to help find a cure for brain cancer is what I recommend. ❤️— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 17, 2017