John McCain Had To Cancel One Major Fourth Of July Tradition Due To Health Issues

Date July 9, 2018 15:46

Sen. John McCain has been battling major health battles, but despite that, he continues to show his love for his country, and he still remains as active in its affairs as possible.


His health condition

The senator was diagnosed with a brain cancer called Glioblastoma. The condition is very deadly and has a low survival rate. Many people who care for him have been worried.

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The 81-year-old senator has the same type of cancer that killed Joe Bidden's son, Beau, and Sen. Ted Kennedy.

A recent cancelation

Before his ill health became a barrier, the Arizona Republican usually celebrated the Fourth of July by greeting service members and diplomats fighting for the United States of America.


However, during the last Independence Day celebration, he had no choice but to stay back home. In a press release, McCain revealed that he was at home in Arizona with his family. Despite that, his thoughts were still "with these courageous men and women fighting terrorism and tyranny around the world."

He appreciated the sacrifices made by these men and women and praised their dedication.

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A joke that turned sour

As McCain continued to struggle with his health, Kelly Sadler, the White House communications aide caused quite the stir when she decided to poke fun at the senator. During a closed-door meeting a couple of months ago, Sadler said that McCain opinion about Gina Haspel’s nomination did not matter because he’s “dying anyway."


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This was not well received by many and Sadler was soon fired from her job.

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