Michigan's U.S. senators offered their thoughts Friday as their Capitol Hill colleague John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced he will stop medical treatment for his brain cancer.
Sens. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Township) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) extended their condolences to Sen. McCain and his family.
"The strength & bravery of @SenJohnMcCain are an inspiration to us all. Wishing him and his family comfort and peace," Sen. Peters wrote in a tweet Friday afternoon.
The strength & bravery of @SenJohnMcCain are an inspiration to us all. Wishing him and his family comfort and peace
Shortly after, Sen. Stabenow tweeted simply, "Deeply sad news. Praying for John and his family."
Sen. McCain's wife, Cindy, released a statement Friday morning saying her 81-year-old husband has decided to stop treatment for the aggressive brain cancer with which was diagnosed last summer.
"John has surpassed expectations for survival," the statement from Sen. McCain's family read, "But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment."
I love my husband with all of my heart. God bless everyone who has cared for my husband along this journey.
The six-term Arizona senator has been absent from Washington since beginning treatment.