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John Kerry: McCain shows us what ‘grace and grit really mean’

Greg Nash

Former Secretary of State John Kerry said Sen. John McCain’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.

{mosads}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 Trump’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. 

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