On Wednesday night, news broke that Sen. John McCain, who recently had a blood clot removed from above his left eye, has been diagnosed with brain cancer.
BREAKING: Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer.
Sending our prayers. pic.twitter.com/vUqfLf8xqr
— The Rouser (@RouserNews) July 20, 2017
“On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix,” Mayo Clinic said in a statement. “Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot. Scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the tissue of concern was completely resected by imaging criteria.”
“The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation,” the statement continued.
Meghan McCain also released a statement, and it’s absolutely beautiful.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 20, 2017
I don’t care if you don’t like McCain or the way he operates. This transcends politics. No one deserves to get cancer. He didn’t have this coming to him.
So if you’re one of the individuals saying crap like “another Democrat bites the dust” or “Get real, this RINO doesn’t have a brain” or “This tumor explains him being an asshole” or “One word…karma!” or “The consequences of living a scumbag life and being one of the most scumbag people that’s ever lived” or “Look, I don’t find John McCain having a brain tumor sad at all… I think it was God’s will to finally get him out of office…Praise God!!” (all actual comments I’ve read on our original Facebook post), kindly GTFO of here.
You’re disgusting. That is completely uncalled for. Don’t relish in someone’s tragedy. We’re better than that.
That brings me to this. Barack Obama tweeted a quick word on the news, and I absolutely love love LOVE it.
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
I couldn’t love that tweet more. Even Sally Kohn is being reasonable. Because again. This transcends politics.
Sad to hear the news about Sen McCain. Sending best wishes his way!
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) July 20, 2017
John McCain is as tough as they come. Thinking of John, Cindy, their wonderful children, & their whole family tonight.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 20, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with Senator John McCain and his family tonight. Here's to a speedy recovery for a true American hero.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) July 20, 2017
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) July 20, 2017
.@SenJohnMcCain & his family are in our thoughts and prayers.
— House Democrats (@HouseDemocrats) July 20, 2017
Trump on McCain pic.twitter.com/Ej8LFSgJhA
— Joshua Hoyos (@JoshuaHoyos) July 20, 2017
.@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
John McCain is an American hero and a relentless fighter. I wish him Godspeed in this fight and look fwd to welcoming him back to work soon.
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) July 20, 2017
.@SenJohnMcCain is an American hero and a fighter through & through. Pat and I join Americans everywhere praying for his recovery.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) July 20, 2017
American hero, Senate stalwart. Godspeed John McCain, Cindy & your family, from Marcelle, me & all VTers. Like Marcelle, you're a fighter.
— Sen. Patrick Leahy (@SenatorLeahy) July 20, 2017
Senator John McCain is a fighter and true, bonafide American hero. We're behind him every step of the way. Cancer picked on the wrong guy.
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) July 20, 2017
Get well, McCain. We’re cheering you on and praying for you.