McCain recovering after surgery for infection

McCain recovering after surgery for infection
© Camille Fine

Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGOP moves to cut debate time for Trump nominees GOP advances proposal to change Senate rules Julian Castro predicts Arizona will 'go blue' for Senate, presidential election MORE (R-Ariz.) is in stable condition after he underwent surgery Sunday for an intestinal infection, his office announced Monday.

McCain, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer last year, was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix for the surgery, his office said in a statement. The infection was related to diverticulitis. 

McCain’s wife, Cindy, and daughter, Meghan, both said the senator is doing well after his surgery. 

McCain, 81, has been in Arizona since December undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. He was diagnosed with glioblastoma last July.

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“Over the last few months, Senator McCain has been participating in physical therapy at his home in Cornville, Arizona, as he recovers from the side effects of cancer treatment,” his office said.

“He has remained engaged on his work as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and has enjoyed frequent visits from his family, friends, staff and Senate colleagues."

McCain issued a statement over the weekend in response to President TrumpDonald John TrumpFormer Watergate prosecutor: Trump taking the fifth would be political suicide Comey: I’m ‘embarrassed and ashamed’ by Republican party Comey, Anderson Cooper clash over whether memo release violated FBI rules MORE's authorization of targeted air strikes in Syria. McCain supported the move in response to a reported chemical weapons attack on Syrian citizens, but urged the Trump administration to develop a long-term plan for the region.

Also on Monday, HBO announced that it had begun work on a documentary about the Vietnam War POW and former GOP presidential nominee.