McCain recovering after surgery for infection

McCain recovering after surgery for infection
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Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMark Kelly's campaign raises over M in days after launching Senate bid The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers wait for Trump's next move on border deal Mark Kelly launches Senate bid in Arizona 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 TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery 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.