Senator John McCain said on Wednesday that he could return to the Senate as early as September.
“It’s a tough challenge, you know, of course. But I’m getting the best care you could possibly have, I’m eating well, I’m feeling fine, getting plenty of exercise. I expect Congress to go out here pretty soon, and I’ll be ready to go back to work in September.” McCain said in an interview on KFYI radio’s Mike Broomhead show.
McCain was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer last month after undergoing a minor procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye.
He returned to Washington last week ahead of a looming Senate vote on healthcare reform. The Arizona Republican joined two other Republicans, Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, early Friday morning in voting down a so-called “skinny” ObamaCare repeal bill.
In his interview with Broomhead on Wednesday, McCain said that the GOP healthcare plan would have “screwed” the people of Arizona. He also praised a bipartisan effort by the top lawmakers on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to hold hearings on stabilizing ObamaCare individual insurance markets.
McCain went back to Arizona on Monday to begin chemotherapy and radiation treatment.