John Kerry: McCain shows us what 'grace and grit really mean'
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Former Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryOvernight Energy: Republicans request documents on Kerry's security clearance process| EPA official directs agency to ramp up enforcement in overburdened communities | Meet Flint prosecutor Kym Worthy Republicans request documents on Kerry's security clearance process Feehery: Biden seems intent on repeating the same mistakes of Jimmy Carter MORE said Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainConservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney What's really going on down in Georgia Budowsky: Liz Cheney vs. conservatives in name only MORE's (R-Ariz.) has shown Americans what “the words grace and grit really mean” after McCain's family announced on Friday that he has chosen to discontinue medical treatment of his aggressive brain cancer.

McCain’s family issued a statement announcing the Arizona Republican would no long be receiving medical treatment more than a year after he was first diagnosed.

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His illness was discovered in July 2017 after he had surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye. 

The announcement came less than a week before the senator's 82nd birthday.

McCain, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, has been one of President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner on Hannity touts Trump: 'He was a disruptor' Ivanka Trump doubles down on vaccine push with post celebrating second shot Conservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney MORE's sharpest GOP critics.

In recent months, McCain urged his Senate colleagues to oppose Trump's nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, saying that “her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying.”

He also voted "no" on the Republican effort to repeal ObamaCare last year with a dramatic thumbs-down gesture, preventing its passage, which the president has repeatedly mocked at rallies since.