Surgeons remove aggressive brain tumor from Sen. John McCain, prognosis uncertain

2017/7/20 14:01:32

UBO Comment: U.S. Senator John McCain has been one of the most consistent and persistent supporters of Ukraine’s territorial integrity in the entire U.S. Government structure. 








By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo News Senior Nat’l Affairs Reporter, July 20, 2017


WASHINGTON — Republican senators attempting to save their stalled effort to repeal and replace Obamacare in a late-night meeting Wednesday were interrupted with news of Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis.


Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., told reporters that the senators learned of McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis during the meeting and asked Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., to say a prayer for McCain.


“It was very emotional, almost kind of stunned disbelief for a minute, then we asked James Lankford to lead us in prayer,” Hoeven said.


“It was a sobering moment,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said.


Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called McCain, who said he wanted to get back to work as quickly as possible.


“I’m going stay here a little bit longer, take some treatments and I’ll be back,” McCain said, according to Graham.


McCain’s office announced Wednesday that the senator had an aggressive brain tumor surgically removed and was reviewing future treatment options, including chemotherapy. McCain, a war hero and the chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is a key figure in the conference.


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