John McCain, Amid Battle with Cancer, Shares Powerful Request with Meghan's Husband

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April 30, 2018Apr 30, 2018

John McCain, currently fighting brain cancer, hugged his son-in-law and asked him to look after his daughter. Newsweek writes that this was revealed in a tweet that was later deleted. 

Ben Domenech, who publishes the conservative website The Federalist, is married to Meghan McCain. And he posted on Twitter the following message. 

"John hugged me tonight. He asked me to take care of Meghan. I said I would."

John McCain has represented Arizona as a Republican either in the House of Representatives or Senate since 1983. He was hospitalized in mid-April for an operation to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis, an inflammation or infection of the diverticula, the small pouches that can form in the lining of the intestines. 

A statement from McCain's office claimed that he was in stable condition in the aftermath of the surgery. 

“On Sunday, Senator McCain was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, and underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection related to diverticulitis,” his office said.

“Over the last few months, Senator McCain has been participating in physical therapy at his home in Cornville, Arizona, as he recovers from the side effects of cancer treatment. He has remained engaged in his work as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and has enjoyed frequent visits from his family, friends, staff and Senate colleagues.”

After the diagnosis, Domenech remarked to CBS that his father-in-law is "doing well" and is currently in "good spirits" after being hospitalized. The McCain family, including Meghan, have regularly updated supporters on social media about the senator's progress. They have also posted family photos at their ranch in Arizona. 

"My dad's doing well," Meghan said on "The View." "I want to thank everyone at Mayo Clinic, especially his doctors and nurses. I think it just takes a really special person to become a doctor or a nurse because I could never do it and it's a really amazing thing."

In the wake of the diagnosis, Meghan McCain, 33, and Domenech, 35, made the decision to quickly get engaged and plan a wedding. 

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