War hero. Maverick Republican. John McCain is a politician like no other.
The senator from Arizona has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement Wednesday. The 80-year-old Republican has glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. The senator and his family are reviewing further treatment, including a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.
Doctors say McCain is recovering from his surgery amazingly well and his underlying health is excellent, according to the statement. On AirTalk today, a look at McCain’s career and role in the Senate.
With AP files.
Bill Jones, former California Secretary of State and former Republican Assembly Minority Leader; he was John McCain’s campaign chair for California in 2008; he was also worked as one of the chairs on McCain’s 2000 campaign
Dan Schnur, director of AJC Los Angeles, a Jewish advocacy group; he was the communications director for Sen. John McCain in 2000