Get Well Soon, McCain—Then Reconsider Your Politics

Senator John McCain went in for surgery this weekend to remove a blood clot from above his left eye. Per the New York Times, it is a fairly serious procedure that usually requires several weeks of recovery.

When the surgery was announced, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the healthcare vote would be delayed at least a week to give McCain time to return.

Because McConnell needs his vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Naturally, after tweeting that, I got a few admonishments that I should be nicer. Yes, of course I should — because the one thing we've never tried is asking politely for Republicans not to pass legislation that will take away health insurance from millions of people, resulting in unnecessary suffering and death.

I hope McCain does recover. And I hope he uses his newly healthy brain to reexamine his life and seriously consider what kind of person would deny the lifesaving healthcare access they enjoy to the very people who provide it for them.

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