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John McCain Has Blood Clot Surgery – Delays Obamacare Vote

Jul. 16 2017, Published 6:16 p.m. ET

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US Senator John McCain got surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye, can reveal.

And his health crisis has forced the Republican led senate to delay a vote to replace Obamacare.

McCain's office would not comment about when he will be fit to return to Washington for the vital vote.

The 80-year-old will remain in Arizona next week to recuperate from a medical procedure that removed a 2-inch blood clot above his left eye, his office announced in a statement on Saturday.

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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell's office issued a statement then announcing that he would 'defer' a vote on the health care legislation.

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