>> There's a whole lot of questions remaining.>> Washington reeling Thursday with the news of Senator John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis. The six term senator and former presidential candidate remaining in his home state of Arizona indefinitely for treatment.>> He is one tough guy, we wish him the best, we're looking forward to see him again, and I don't think they're gonna hold him down.
I think he'll be back.>> Surgery to remove a blood clot over McCain's left eye revealing glioblastoma. The same aggressive form of cancer that lead to the deaths of Senator Edward Kennedy and former Vice President Joe Biden's son Bo. McCain's absence from the Senate also complicating long-time Republican efforts to finally pass healthcare legislation GOP Senators shy of the 50 votes needed to pass their proposed bill meeting behind closed doors late into Wednesday night, still unable to resolve their differences.
>> We're really working to try to get agreement. But obviously yeah, it's more challenging without him.>> This after Senate Republicans were taken to the White House and the wood shed earlier in the day by President Trump, who demanded they swiftly reach a deal.>> People are hurting.
Inaction is not an option. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell still vowing to move ahead with the vote to start debate on the bill next week. McCain, ever the fighter, tweeting Thursday he appreciates the outpouring of support, adding, unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be back soon, so stand-by!