Sen John McCain’s precarious health took a turn for the worse this week. The ailing Arizona politician was hospitalized on Wednesday.
“As ever, he remains grateful to his physicians for their excellent care and his friends and supporters for their encouragement and good wishes. Senator McCain looks forward to returning to work as soon as possible,” reads a statement released by his team.
McCain’s valiant return to Congress after being diagnosed with a brain tumor last summer impressed millions of people. He’s committed to serving his constituents. He’s gotten into a few squabbles with President Trump, but his vote in the Senate is obviously more valuable to conservatives than a Democrat’s.
Former vice president Joe Biden consoled McCain’s daughter Meghan just hours before his hospitalization was announced. Biden’s son Beau died of a glioblastoma, the same thing that’s killing McCain.
“We’re like two brothers who were somehow raised by different fathers or something because of our points of view,” Biden said.
“Even when your dad got mad at me, said I should get the hell off the ticket, and remember what I said about your dad? I said, I know, and I mean this sincerely, I know if I picked up the phone tonight and called John McCain and said, … ‘I need your help, come,’ he’d get on a plane and come. And I would for him.”
Biden and McCain, despite their ideological differences, have forged a powerful friendship.
McCain’s politics may have gone soft in recent years, but no one can deny his tenacity. At 81-years-old, McCain is still fighting.
(Source: US Weekly)