Sen. John McCain's absence from the Senate as he recovers from surgery for a blood clot has led the GOP leadership to postpone consideration of healthcare legislation that is already on the brink. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday night that he was deferring action on the measure as McCain recovers at his home in Arizona. Surgeons in Phoenix removed a blood clot from above McCain's left eye Friday. The 80-year-old Republican senator was advised by doctors to remain in Arizona next week, his office said. 'While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act,' McConnell said in a statement.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.