A Senate GOP aide said that supporters of the resolution do not have the votes needed to proceed on the floor, given the absence of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who has returned to Arizona to receive medical treatment for brain cancer.
A July 28 statement from McCain’s office said he does not plan to return to Washington until Sept. 5, when the rest of the Senate is scheduled to reconvene after its August recess.
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Some GOP senators are either undecided or opposed to the resolution, according to Tuesday interviews with the lawmakers. Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) said he would not vote in favor of the resolution if it were brought before the Senate today.
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Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), who last week said he was undecided because of his focus on health care legislation, told Morning Consult he hasn’t decided on whether he would support the resolution, and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said she is also still undecided * * *