Obama, Clinton Among McCain's Well-Wishers

Posted: Jul 20, 2017 7:07 AM
Obama, Clinton Among McCain's Well-Wishers

On Wednesday night, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) announced that he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Following this awful news, the well-wishes and prayers poured in from across the country, and on both sides of the aisle. Here are some notable messages.

President Donald Trump said he and his wife hope McCain recovers quickly. 

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen said they are praying for McCain and that "cancer picked the wrong guy."

Former President George H.W. Bush issued a statement from his summer house in Kennebunk, ME. 

Former President Barack Obama, who defeated McCain in the 2008 election, said that McCain is an "American hero" and "one of the bravest fighters" he's ever met.

Hillary Clinton said that McCain is "as tough as they come" and said that his family was in her thoughts.

Former VP Joe Biden, who's son Beau passed away from a brain tumor in May of 2015, said that there has been "incredible progress in cancer research and treatment," within the last year, and said that "you can win this fight, John." 

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said he looked forward to seeing him back in the Senate.

Fellow Arizonan Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said that while the diagnosis was "tough," McCain is tougher.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that he'll be keeping McCain in his prayers.