Senator McCain shared some tragic news as to his health and status of his brain tumor. PJ Media reports:
WASHINGTON — A little more than a year after announcing that he is suffering from a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced today that he won’t be receiving any more treatment.
“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,” read a statement from the six-term senator’s family. “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. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment,” they continued. “Our family is immensely grateful for the support and kindness of all his caregivers over the last year, and for the continuing outpouring of concern and affection from John’s many friends and associates, and the many thousands of people who are keeping him in their prayers. God bless and thank you all.”
The chairman of the Armed Services Committee, 81, was diagnosed with glioblastoma, the same aggressive type of tumor suffered by late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Beau Biden, after pathology was conducted on a blood clot removed from behind his left eyebrow in July 2017.
Senator McCain’s legacy remains conflicted – his service in Vietnam and deep insight on military budgets made him a hero to Republicans, but his controversial “spoiler” votes against conservative legislation like repealing Obamacare has often left him accused of being a “RINO”.
He should immediately resign from the Senate and spend some quality time with his family. He should have done it a year ago!
I would hope Mcain would resign so we can get on the business of true conservatism
I can’t be as nice as some will. John McCain was an arrogant pos in the military, A “hotdog” pilot and you jet jockeys know what that is, and it most likely got him knocked down and captured. I did three tours in ‘Nam. When we had a hotdog to “pickle” below altitude and bring home tree limbs the comment was “he pulled a John McCain” Then McCain brought his arrogance into the political field. We can be glad he never became president. Looking back I think maybe that brain tumor has been working on him for a long time.
I don’t wish death on anyone or the pain on a loving family. I do wish that McCain had resigned when he realized what was happening as I don’t believe that his brain was function over the last year or longer (from when he first got this cancer) as liking or not liking Trump should not have influenced his vote on the repeal Obamacare and some additional votes since the diagnosis. His “War Hero” status will forever be disputed by the families who lost their loved ones because of his actions and should be remembered as he was no hero. I have not cared for McCain for many years and could never understand how he kept getting re-elected other than he was the incumbent and it was not a blue state.