John McCain’s family released a statement announcing that the Arizona Senator will be ending his medical treatment after a hard-fought battle with brain cancer.
“Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious,” a statement from McCain’s family read. “In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict.”
My family is deeply appreciative of all the love and generosity you have shown us during this past year. Thank you for all your continued support and prayers. We could not have made it this far without you – you’ve given us strength to carry on. pic.twitter.com/KuAQSASoa7
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 24, 2018
Fox News reported:
McCain, 81, has served in the U.S. Senate for more than two decades and ran for president twice. He lost the GOP nomination to George W. Bush in 2000 and was the Republican nominee in 2008 before losing to Barack Obama in the general election.
McCain was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for more than five years. Injuries from being tortured left him unable to lift his arms above his head.
McCain has been an outspoken critic of President Trump. He surprised millions and angered many conservatives when he refused to vote for the repeal of Obamacare. But, in a refreshing reprieve of polarization, most were able to put politics aside as they sent prayers and best wishes for peaceful transition:
I've written extensively on John McCain. My opinion of his politics isn't any secret.
Today is NOT the day for that.
Today I will take only the high road and wish upon a fellow Sailor fair winds and following seas.
Do the same in my presence, or be airlocked.
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) August 24, 2018
John McCain is going to finish the race the way he has done everything in his life, his way and on his terms. May God bless him & his family as he completes the final leg of his inspiring and heroic journey. https://t.co/agocouXj2N
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 24, 2018
Family announces John McCain has stopped medical treatment in his struggle with an aggressive brain cancer. #prayers
— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) August 24, 2018
John McCain, hero, 1973: pic.twitter.com/LaTGiwBY0N
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) August 24, 2018
.@BretBaier: "If you think of any other figure in American history and political life who has spent his life serving the country, I don't think you can think of one who has served in as many ways as John McCain and to the extent that he's served." https://t.co/bZu1FJDJqb pic.twitter.com/0L0bZMIHcZ
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 24, 2018
He could infuriate as easily as he could inspire, but no one could doubt he gave his all to his country, in uniform and out, from distant tiger cages to the Senate. Tireless, determined, often but not always the happy warrior. Godspeed, John McCain. pic.twitter.com/CSO99m792J
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) August 24, 2018
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