McCain, who had undergone surgery to remove a blood clot at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix and was later found to have brain cancer, tweeted “I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support.”
“Unfortunately for my sparring partners, I’ll be back soon,” the 80-year-old senator said. “Standby.”
I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support – unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I’ll be back soon, so stand-by!
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Kerry called McCain “unbeatable, unbreakable” and compared him to President Theodore Roosevelt’s speech about the “Man in the Arena.”
One of his former sparring partners, former Democratic Sen. John Dingell of Michigan, touted McCain’s toughness.