Senator Orrin Hatch just sent John McCain a letter apologizing for saying it was "ridiculous" that the Arizona senator didn't want President Trump to attend his funeral.
According to Hatch, he regrets his initial statement.
"I've spoken out of turn. ... I shouldn't have said what I said," Hatch told reporters on Tuesday, according to The Hill.
"Well, he's the president of the United States and he's a very good man. But it's up to [McCain]. I think John should have his own wishes fulfilled with regard to who attends the funeral," he said.
According to one website, Meghan McCain, who has a father battling an aggressive form of brain cancer, claims that he is making progress, but that the public and Senator Hatch needs to back off their criticism.
“He’s doing really good, making jokes, talking, standing, you know, doing a great recovery,” McCain said on The View Tuesday. “He has a great team around him. I’d like everybody to take a collective breath and chill out on my dad for a second, especially Orrin Hatch. Take many seats right now, and we’re all doing good and hanging in. It’s a process as anyone knows if you know anyone who has cancer, so please be kind and respectful of the fact that there’s a family here, you know.”
Reports say that the family is currently planning senator McCain's funeral. The senator and family have made it clear that they do not want President Donald Trump to attend.
Responding to those who are critical of her father for not wanting Trump to attend his funeral, Meghan came to the defense.
“It’s just insensitive and again, it’s not appreciated at this moment,” she said.
Republican Senator John McCain, who for months has been battling brain cancer, is now home in Arizona. He has recently made the announcement that he will not be seeking re-election for the Senate. This will, in other words, be his last months as a public servant.
According to reports, even after receiving news about his brain cancer, John McCain would not admit to himself that he would no longer be able to serve as a senator.
“This is my last term. If I hadn’t admitted that to myself before this summer, a stage 4 cancer diagnosis acts as ungentle persuasion,” he wrote in his book, “The Restless Wave." “I’m freer than colleagues who will face the voters again. I can speak my mind without fearing the consequences much. And I can vote my conscience without worry.”
Consequently, the senator has been openly criticizing President Trump.
“He has declined to distinguish the actions of our government from the crimes of despotic ones. The appearance of toughness, or a reality show facsimile of toughness, seems to matter more than any of our values.”
McCain, who represents the old guard of the Republican Party, claims that he would like to see his party and nation return to the purposes and practices that "distinguish our history." Among those practices, he says, is compromise, which McCain says he "championed" throughout his years in the Senate.
“I would like to see us recover our sense that we are more alike than different,” he wrote. “We are citizens of a republic made of shared ideals forged in a new world to replace the tribal enmities that tormented the old one. Even in times of political turmoil such as these, we share that awesome heritage and the responsibility to embrace it.”
John McCain announced that he is dreading what will come of his cancer diagnosis. The Arizona senator says that he loves the world and believes it is a place worth fighting for.
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