After it was announced Wednesday night that Sen. John McCain is battling brain cancer, well wishes poured in from both sides of the aisle.
McCain, who is a U.S. Republican Sen. from Arizona and a celebrated veteran of the Vietnam War, as well as a former presidential candidate, has had a long career in politics and has garnered the respect of many.
McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, shared a moving tribute to her father on Twitter”
Statement regarding my father @SenJohnMcCain: pic.twitter.com/SMte9Hkwkq— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 20, 2017
Other politicians and colleagues of McCain offered well wishes. The President and Vice President said they and their wives are praying for McCain.
Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. pic.twitter.com/SO4XYgnyug— President Trump (@POTUS) July 20, 2017
Karen & I are praying for @SenJohnMcCain. Cancer picked on the wrong guy. John McCain is a fighter & he'll win this fight too. God bless!— Vice President Pence (@VP) July 20, 2017
Former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton also added their words of support.
John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I've ever known. Cancer doesn't know what it's up against. Give it hell, John.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2017
As he’s shown his entire life, don’t bet against John McCain. Best wishes to him for a swift recovery.— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) July 20, 2017
House Speaker Paul Ryan added that Americans are united in their support of McCain:
.@SenJohnMcCain has always been a warrior. It's who he is. All of us, not as Republicans or Democrats, but as Americans, are behind him. pic.twitter.com/B6iDpPultM— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) July 20, 2017
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio also tweeted:
.@SenJohnMcCain is an American hero. I pray for him and his family. I look forward to seeing him soon.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 20, 2017
Rep. Steve Scalise, who is himself recovering from an injury after being targeted in a shooting last month, tweeted:
Praying for my friend @SenJohnMcCain, one of the toughest people I know.— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) July 20, 2017
Join us in praying for Sen. McCain and his family to be given strength to endure this trial and energy to fight the good fight of faith.
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Publication date: July 20, 2017