There isn’t much agreement in Washington, D.C. these days, but Republicans and Democrats came together this week to encourage John McCain after his cancer diagnosis.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and his family disclosed the terrible news on Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with brain cancer.
McCain’s doctors “diagnosed a tumor called a glioblastoma after surgery to remove a blood clot above McCain’s left eye last week,” according to The Washington Post.
McCain’s daughter, Fox News co-host Meghan McCain, released an emotional statement as the news broke:
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 20, 2017
Despite the hyper-partisan environment in Washington, D.C. these days, bipartisan praise and support for McCain poured in.
President Trump, who has criticized McCain in the past, released a statement from The White House:
Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. Get well soon. https://t.co/fONWVlmYyz
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2017
Ex-President Obama, who defeated McCain in the 2008 presidential race, told McCain to “Give it hell”:
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
Hillary Clinton, who served with McCain in the Senate, called McCain “as tough as they come”:
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
And ex-President George W. Bush, who defeated McCain in the 2000 GOP primary for president, said he called McCain and “was impressed by his spirit and determination.”
McCain responded on Twitter on Thursday morning:
I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support – unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be back soon, so stand-by!
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 20, 2017
It seems all of Washington and, indeed, the whole country is pulling for McCain.
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