Former Secretary of State John Kerry said GOP Sen. John McCain‘s (Ariz.) has shown Americans what “the words grace and grit really mean” after McCain’s family announced on Friday that he has chosen to discontinue medical treatment of his aggressive brain cancer.
God bless John McCain, his family, and all who love him — a brave man showing us once again what the words grace and grit really mean. https://t.co/9aiLxCF24E
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) August 24, 2018
McCain’s family issued a statement announcing the Arizona Republican would no long be receiving medical treatment more than a year after he was first diagnosed.
His illness was discovered in July 2017 after he had surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye.
The announcement came less than a week before the GOP senator’s 82nd birthday.
In the past year, McCain has been admired and criticized for his sharp and unrelenting criticism of President Trump and his administration.
Shortly after Trump announced his presidential bid in 2015, the then-presidential candidate responded to criticism from McCain, who was tortured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, by saying “he’s not a war hero” because he was taken prisoner by the North Vietnamese.
In recent months, McCain urged his Senate colleagues to oppose Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, saying that “her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying.”
He also also gave a thumbs-down vote on the Republican effort to repeal ObamaCare last year, which the president has repeatedly mocked at rallies since then.
Source: The Hill