80-year-old Republican Senator John McCain after the vote on repealing health care reform Obamacare, which insists the US President Donald trump, returned to Arizona, where he intends to continue treatment in connection with the discovered he had cancer.
According to CNN, McCain was one of the few Republicans who voted against repeal of Obamacare. In the end, the trump initiative is not passed in the Senate.
On the eve of the vote, trump thanked McCain for returning to Washington to participate in the voting and called him a hero.
July 31, McCain underwent surgery to remove a blood clot in the left eye, during which he was discovered with an aggressive form of brain tumor — glioblastoma, will begin to undergo radiation and chemotherapy.
In his office saying that the Senator expects to return to work in Washington in the early fall.
That McCain’s cancer, it became known on July 19. Glioblastoma is the most frequent and aggressive of all brain tumors. In the treatment can be chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
John McCain was born August 29, 1936 at the air force base of the USA «Koko Solo». American politician, Republican, U.S. Senator from Arizona since 1987. The Republican candidate for the US presidential election of 2008. John McCain followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, in 1958, he graduated from the naval Academy USA, becoming the pilot of deck aircraft. A veteran of the Vietnam war. Was shot down by a Soviet missile over Hanoi in 1967, he stayed in a Vietnamese prisoner of war for five and a half years and was released in 1973 under the terms of the Paris agreement. In 1981 McCain retired from military service, and in 1982 was elected to the House of representatives of the U.S. Congress from the Republican party. In 1986 he was elected Senator from Arizona, was re-elected four times – in 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2010. In 2000, tried to stand as a candidate in US presidents from Republican party, but lost to George Bush in the party elections. In 2008 he was the candidate for US presidents from Republicans (official support McCain provided then-incumbent President George W. Bush), but lost the election to democratic candidate Barack Obama.