As Arizona Senator John McCain has found himself in hot water in recent weeks over scandals such as Uranium One and the infamous Donald Trump dossier, he has conveniently had a series of heath scares pop up that has kept some of the heat off of him.
Now, however, some of McCain’s health claims are being called into question after some damning photos leaked.
The Gateway Pundit reported that on November 6, it was reported that McCain had received treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center after injuring his Achilles tendon.
“Senator McCain was treated at Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend for a minor tear in his right Achilles tendon, as well as for other normal and non-life-threatening side effects of cancer therapy. Senator McCain has returned to work in the Senate and will be wearing a walking boot until his injured tendon is fully healed,” McCain’s office said in a statement.
“I can’t tell you how much I hate wearing this boot!” McCain wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of him wearing the boot on his right foot.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) November 6, 2017
This past Wednesday, McCain posted another photo of himself on Twitter with his wife Cindy at their daughter Meghan McCain’s wedding.
“Mother, father & puppy of the bride in beautiful Cornville #Arizona yesterday!” he wrote.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) November 22, 2017
Zerohedge contributor ZeroPointNow immediately noticed that McCain is now wearing the boot on his OTHER foot, which many found to be quite odd.
“Looks like @SenJohnMcCain forgot which Achilles tendon tore two weeks after he walked out in a boot on Nov 6th,” tweeted ZeroPointNow.
— ZeroPointNow (@ZeroPointNow) November 22, 2017
Many others noticed this switch as well.
— 🎄DT🎅🏻MERRY⛄️CHRISTMAS❄️2017 (@roxyloveslucy) November 22, 2017
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been diagnosed with a brain tumor following an operation to remove a blood clot above his left eye.
McCain and his family are considering options for treating the tumor, including radiation and chemotherapy. The 80-year-old McCain has previously successfully been treated for skin cancer.
“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,” said a statement from the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. “The Senator’s doctors say he is recovering from his surgery ‘amazingly well’ and his underlying health is excellent.”
A statement from McCain’s office said the veteran lawmaker is “in good spirits as he continues to recover at home with his family in Arizona. He is grateful to the doctors and staff at Mayo Clinic for their outstanding care, and is confident that any future treatment will be effective.”
According to the statement from the Mayo Clinic, McCain has a type of brain tumor called a glioblastoma. The American Brain Tumor Association says such tumors are “usually highly malignant,” spread rapidly and are difficult to treat.
There is no word on if, or when, McCain will return to the Senate. His absence from Capitol Hill — while less important than McCain’s health — does leave Republicans short a reliable vote as they try to take on health care and other contentious issues.