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McCain recovering after surgery for infection

McCain recovering after surgery for infection
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Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainEx-McSally aide pleads guilty to stealing over 0K in campaign funds DOJ: Arizona recount could violate civil rights laws Cheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women 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 TrumpSanders: Reinstating SALT deduction 'sends a terrible, terrible message' GOP braces for wild week with momentous vote One quick asylum fix: How Garland can help domestic violence survivors 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.