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Politicians Extend Prayers, Well Wishes to Sen. John McCain after Brain Cancer Announcement

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  • 2017 Jul 20

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”



Other politicians and colleagues of McCain offered well wishes. The President and Vice President said they and their wives are praying for McCain.




Former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton also added their words of support.




House Speaker Paul Ryan added that Americans are united in their support of McCain:



Florida Sen. Marco Rubio also tweeted:



Rep. Steve Scalise, who is himself recovering from an injury after being targeted in a shooting last month, tweeted:



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