Politicians On Both Sides of the Aisle Reach Out To Sen. McCain

politics
July 20, 2017

Yesterday, Senator John McCain announced that he had been diagnosed with Brain cancer. The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, released a statement on Wednesday, saying, "On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot."

A flood of support from both Democrats and Republicans followed McCain's announcement. President Trump, Hillary Clinton, and former President Barak Obama all tweeted out their support for the ill Senator, characterizing him as someone who has the fight to beat this cancer.

Following the outpouring, Senator McCain's office released a statement, saying that he "appreciates the outpouring of support he has received over the last few days. He is in good spirits as he continues to recover at home with his family in Arizona. He is grateful to the doctors and staff at Mayo Clinic for their outstanding care, and is confident that any future treatment will be effective. Further consultations with Senator McCain's Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate."

But Trump, Clinton, and Obama aren't the only politicians to reach out to McCain. Prominent Democrats like former President Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Nancy Pelosi also tweeted.

https://twitter.com/billclinton/status/887842138481979394

https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/887844137034293248

https://twitter.com/NancyPelosi/status/887832678208331776

https://twitter.com/SenWarren/status/887863003470856193

McCain's fellow Republicans also reached out to support him. 

https://twitter.com/marcorubio/status/887833561767841792

https://twitter.com/SteveScalise/status/887838252345860096

https://twitter.com/SpeakerRyan/status/887840331764559873

Former President George W. Bush also released a statement today, saying that he called McCain to offer his support. He wrote in his statement, "I called Senator John McCain this morning to wish him well and encourage him in his fight. Instead, he encouraged me," shared Bush. 

"I was impressed by his spirit and determination," he continued. "He has devoted his life to his country...Laura and I pray for our friend to fully recover and quickly return to the Senate, where his voice and leadership are needed." 

Please continue to pray for Senator McCain, as well as his family, as he fights this battle with cancer. If you would like to read what Hillary Clinton said about McCain, click here. Former President Obama also tweeted his support, and you won't want to miss what he said. 

 

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