K-Baish| It was confirmed by the family of Arizona Senator John McCain in a statement which was released today that the 81-year-old Republican will be stopping all medical treatment for brain cancer. The Gateway Pundit suggests that this means that McCain is nearing the final days of his life. McCain spent more than three decades in Congress, but he has not voted since December of 2017.
The Arizona Senator spent time serving in Vietnam. He was also captured and held as a prisoner of war for five years.
Fox News reported:
Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, the self-styled “maverick” of the Senate who has served three decades in Congress, will discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer, his family said in a statement Friday.
“Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict.”
They said, “With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment.”
“John McCain is an American hero, always putting country before self. From Vietnam to the halls of the U.S. Senate, the spirit of service and civility that has guided Senator McCain’s life stands as a model for all Americans, regardless of political affiliation,” Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said in a statement.
Meghan McCain, daughter of Senator McCain and co-host of “The View,” took to Twitter to thank all of those who have shown their support and generosity to the McCain family over the last year since her father’s diagnosis.
She wrote, “My family is deeply appreciative of all the love and generosity you have shown us during this past year. Thank you for all your continued support and prayers. We could not have made it this far without you – you’ve given us strength to carry on.”
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offered his condolences and prayers to the McCain family on Twitter writing, “Very sad to hear this morning’s update from the family of our dear friend @SenJohnMcCain. We are so fortunate to call him our friend and colleague. John, Cindy, and the entire McCain family are in our prayers at this incredibly difficult hour.”