In a move that has Americans reeling with anger and dismay, Senator John McCain announced yesterday (November 30) that he will vote in support of the GOP's tax reform bill, a plan that many argue will benefit only the rich while stripping away vital chemotherapy funding for cancer patients on Medicare. Mikel Jollett cut right to the heart of the matter in a Twitter thread that highlighted the fact that McCain himself is being treated for cancer.
Just to be clear,— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) November 30, 2017
John McCain - who is battling cancer - is taking cancer treatments AWAY from people battling cancer.
Yes, he has no chance of surviving Glioblastoma. His choice is for his family and screw anyone else who is suffering from cancer.— Isobel Starling (@isobel_starling) November 30, 2017
This is accurate. While treatment has advanced and some gain a bit more time, GBM is absolutely fatal. He is not concerned with reelection, this is certain. I had hope that being faced with his own mortality he would stand for what is right for us/country. Disgusted.— Natalie (@ndylan1) November 30, 2017
Chemotherapy did this to my dad's brain too. He's completely LOST IT.— TheJingoAteYourBaby (@CHamptonGray) November 30, 2017
I'm so sorry. I do know that different forms of chemo have different effects, as well. I might be just deluding myself that he's different from the man I've always known because of chemo...— TheJingoAteYourBaby (@CHamptonGray) November 30, 2017
I had the same experience with my father and what happened to him was similar to dementia. After treatment and surgery my dad was never the same again 😔 He was deemed legally incompetent.— Impeach🍑Manicula👐 (@ReelNewzNow) December 1, 2017
I lost my mother to brain cancer. The chemo/radiation do damage cognizance. I have to wonder how much of his severely disappointing behavior is related though. I suspect this is more about ensuring wealth for his family. He doesn’t care about the rest of the country.— Natalie (@ndylan1) November 30, 2017
@SenJohnMcCain can AFFORD it b/c none of this tax bill destroys CONGRESS’S FREE healthcare AND McCain is VERY WEALTHY. But POOR & MIDDLE CLASS citizens WILL DIE BECAUSE of how @SenJohnMcCain voted today. MCCAIN has the blood of AMERICANS on his hands & his legacy is now GARBAGE— Happy Hippie ! (@KimPiper1) November 30, 2017
Disgusting. I feel so let down by him. Respect just went from hero to zero.— Wynn D (@Wynnone) November 30, 2017