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”.