We’re Learning More About McCain’s Obamacare Vote 

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Daughter Meghan, pal Lieberman speak out 

| Meghan McCain confesses to “screaming match” with dad after his brain surgery

(PEOPLE) Just days after John McCain underwent surgery last July, the senator decided to fly back to Washington, D.C., to vote on Republicans’ attempt to repeal Obamacare.

But worried daughter Meghan wasn’t having it.

Meghan reveals she felt her father should stay home and recuperate. But her equally strong-willed father felt differently.

“He said, ‘I have to get back for the healthcare bill’ and I said, ‘What could possibly happen if he gets on a plane?’ and the doctor said he would like hemorrhage … and all this crazy stuff,” says Meghan.

“So I freaked out and I screamed at everyone that he couldn’t get on the plane,” she continues. “And my dad snapped at me and said, ‘It’s my life and it’s my choice.”’

McCain indeed made the trip to cast the deciding vote against Republicans’ efforts to repeal Obamacare.

“I will not vote for this bill as it is today,” McCain forcefully told his senate colleagues.

“I think the Republicans felt … he would vote with the Republican party,” former Democratic senator and close pal Joe Lieberman says.

“But they totally misread John,” Lieberman says. Read the full story at PEOPLE.

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