Republican Senator John McCain from Arizona was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer, earlier this year. Since his diagnosis in July, McCain has gone back and forth between cancer treatments and his political duties, remaining in decent health given the circumstances.
Unfortunately, McCain was admitted to the hospital again last week. His office released a statement confirming he was receiving treatment for “normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy,” reported Fox News.
According to CNN, sources previously noted that McCain has been "looking increasingly frail" in recent days. During meetings, he has remained more silent than usual and appears to be very "fatigued" at times.
Following the news of his hospitalization, many sent over their prayers to Senator McCain including White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. President Donald Trump also called McCain’s wife on Friday to check on his health condition and personally send over his well wishes.
McCain was released from the hospital over the weekend and began his trip home to Arizona on Sunday. Sources told CNN he was "exhausted, but ok.”
However, McCain will not be returning to Washington D.C. this week for the upcoming tax vote. With the Republican Senator’s absence, Vice President Mike Pence may need to cast his vote if the results come to a tie.
It is unclear exactly when McCain will head back to D.C., but it could be sometime this year, if his health permits.
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