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Sen. John McCain is no longer seeking medical treatment
Republican Senator John McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor, in the year 2017. In a statement, the McCain family, says the senator has decided not to continue medical treatment.
Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, who has himself served called “lateral thinkers” of the Senate, three decades in Congress, will continue medical treatment for brain cancer, his family said in a statement Friday.
The Vietnam war veteran who survived five years as a prisoner of war and was diagnosed to his party as a presidential candidate in 2008, last July with a brain tumor in a procedure earlier in the year, to remove a blood clot from his left eye.
He has not voted since last December. In Friday’s statement, his family revealed how the disease has worsened:
“Last summer, Senator John McCain was together with the Americans, the message, the knew our family already: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis is serious. In the year since, John has exceeded expectations for its survival. But the progress of the disease and the inexorable progress of age, give your judgment.”
She said, “With his usual strength of will, now he has decided to continue medical treatment.”
The reaction is poured, after the family to the announcement.
“John McCain is an American hero, always putting country before self. From Vietnam to the halls of the U.S. Senate, the spirit of the service and the courtesy that has led Senator McCain’s life stands as a model for all Americans, regardless of political affiliation,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, said in a statement.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tweeted: “Very sad to hear, this morning, the update from the family of our dear friend @SenJohnMcCain. We are so happy to call him our friend and colleague. John, Cindy and the entire McCain family are in our prayers at this incredibly difficult time.”
To listen very sad, this morning, the update from the family of our dear friend @SenJohnMcCain. We are so happy to call him our friend and colleague. John, Cindy and the entire McCain family are in our prayers at this incredibly difficult time.
Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) August 24, 2018
The Mayo Clinic hospital in Phoenix, last summer, said that the original blood clot associated with primary brain tumors, known as glioblastoma.
McCain, 81, served in the U.S. Senate for more than two decades and ran for President twice. He lost the GOP nomination to George W. Bush in 2000 and the Republican candidate in 2008 before losing to Barack Obama in the elections.
McCain, a prisoner of war in Vietnam for more than five years. Injuries tortured, let him not lift his arms above his head.
Last December, McCain returned to the Senate for the first time since his diagnosis of brain tumor. He’s powerful remarks on the Senate on the need for bipartisanship in the midst of a standstill in the chamber.
“Make no mistake, my service here is the most important job I have had in my life. And I am so grateful for the people of Arizona, for the privilege of—for the honor of serving here and the opportunities it gives me to play a small role in the history of the country that I love,” McCain said, the recognition of the senators, he is “known and admired.” “But you knew that, however sharp and warm, their disputes, but arming your ambitions, you will have the duty to work together to ensure that the Senate discharged his constitutional responsibilities effectively.”
McCain criticized the Senate deliberations in the last year, calling it “more partisan, more tribal” than any time, he recalled.
McCain accused “both sides” for the lack of cooperation.
Earlier this year, McCain a treatise with the title “The Restless Wave: Good times, Just causes Big fights, and Other tributes,” written by himself, and Mark Salter is the author of, who together with McCain on all seven of his other books.
“I don’t know how long I’ll be here. Maybe I also have a further five years. Perhaps, with the advances in Oncology, you will find new treatments for my cancer, extend my life. Maybe I’ll be gone before you read it. My Dilemma is, well, rather unpredictable,” he wrote. “But I’m ready for either a coincidence, or am I prepared, at least, am always. I have some things I would like to first take care of, some work needs finishing, and some of the people I see need to. And I’d like to speak to my fellow citizens a little more if I can.”
McCain, who has said again and again, in conflict with President Trump, and criticizes his rhetoric and leadership, in this year, he is the President, his funeral don’t want to, and prefers, Vice President, Pence will be held there.
Last week, Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy is not signed invoice, with the title “John S. McCain the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019,” to mention though, senator.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.