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McCain out of sick bed, met at U.S. Senate with standing ovations
09:04, 26 July 2017
McCain out of sick bed, met at U.S. Senate with standing ovations

President Trump described the Senator ‘a hero’ for his stubborn stance in fighting brain tumor

09:04, 26 July 2017

McCain at Senate session after surgery
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Eager to get back to work, ready for action – this is what Senator John McCain definitely looked like at the Senate session on Tuesday. The official who recently got diagnosed with brain tumor clearly underwent surgery; he came back with an inspiring speech, The Atlantic reports.

It was a surreal moment: a stemwinder denouncing fight-for-every-inch gamesmanship, hasty procedures, closed-door wrangling, and legislation that puts partisan gain over helping citizens, delivered moments after McCain cast the deciding vote to forward a bill that embodied every one of those tendencies, the outlet wrote.

‘It is our responsibility to preserve that, even when it requires us to do something less satisfying than winning, even when we must give a little to get a little,’ McCain said as quoted. ‘Even when our efforts manage just three yards and a cloud of dust, while critics on both sides denounce us for timidity, for our failure to ‘triumph.’

According to The Atlantic, ‘toward the end of the speech, McCain turned to criticize Trump. He complained that the Senate was supine before the Republican president. 'Whether or not we are of the same party, we are not the president's subordinates. We are his equal,' he said as quoted.

Read more here: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/john-mccains-surreal-speech/534891/

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