Michigan senators offer condolences to John McCain

LANSING, Mich. (WSYM) - 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.

 

Senator Gary Peters@SenGaryPeters

The strength & bravery of @SenJohnMcCain are an inspiration to us all. Wishing him and his family comfort and peace

Cindy McCain@cindymccain

I love my husband with all of my heart. God bless everyone who has cared for my husband along this journey.

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Shortly after, Sen. Stabenow tweeted simply, "Deeply sad news. Praying for John and his family."

 

Sen. Debbie Stabenow@SenStabenow

Deeply sad news. Praying for John and his family.

The New York Times@nytimes

Breaking News: Senator John McCain will no longer receive care for his brain cancer, his family said, a sign that he is most likely entering his final days https://nyti.ms/2PAQLWb 

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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."

 

Cindy McCain@cindymccain

I love my husband with all of my heart. God bless everyone who has cared for my husband along this journey.

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The six-term Arizona senator has been absent from Washington since beginning treatment.