Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin dumbfounded a internal radio host
Wednesday when he suggested that Sen. John McCain’s
new diagnosis of mind cancer may have been a factor
in his vote on a GOP medical bill.
According to CNN’s Andrew
Kaczynski, Johnson told a Chicago talk-radio
hire that House Speaker Paul Ryan had guaranteed a key
chapter for McCain: that a final iteration of the
Republican medical check would go to a discussion cabinet and
not turn law.
Despite this assurance, Johnson said, McCain
still voted opposite a supposed skinny
repeal legislation, effectively ending the bid to
dissolution and reinstate Obamacare for now.
“Again, I’m not gonna pronounce for John McCain — he has a
mind growth right now — that opinion occurred during 1:30 in the
morning, some of that competence have factored in,”
“Really?” replied one of a radio hosts, saying
McCain recovered from medicine on a blood clot nearby a tumor
and “flew all a approach out to Washington DC.”
“You unequivocally consider that played a cause in his judgment
call?” a horde asked.
“Again, we don’t wish to pronounce for any senator,” Johnson
said. “I unequivocally suspicion John was going to opinion ‘yes’ and send
that to discussion during 10:30 during night and by about 1:00, 1:30, he
voted no. So you’d have to speak to John about what was on his
A orator for Johnson did not immediately lapse a
ask for serve comment. In a statement, a McCain
orator pronounced it was “bizarre and deeply unfortunate” that
Johnson would doubt McCain’s judgment.
“Senator McCain has been really open and transparent about the
reasons for his vote,” a matter said.
Following a backlash Johnson expelled a statement
apologizing for his comments.
“I’m unhappy we didn’t some-more eloquently demonstrate my
magnetism for what Sen. McCain is going through,” Johnson’s
matter said. “I have zero though honour for him and a vote
came during a finish of a prolonged day for everyone.”
McCain was diagnosed with an assertive form of brain
cancer in Jul after carrying mind medicine in Arizona to mislay a
blood clot above his left eye.
Less than a week
after a diagnosis — and before starting diagnosis — he returned
to Washington to opinion on a bill.
At a time of his surgery, his doctors called his
underlying health “excellent,” and McCain was good adequate to
broach a debate on Tuesday, as good as attend in a press
discussion criticizing a medical bill. Following his vote,
he gave minute statements about his preference to vote
Lydia Ramsey contributed reporting.