As you probably know by now, John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer. His office disclosed the diagnosis Wednesday. The type of brain cancer he has is glioblastoma, one of the more common but pernicious brain tumors with a high risk of coming back.
Despite the horrible news, Twitter came together to support the senator’s fight.
Former presidents, and the president and vice president offered prayers and support:
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) July 20, 2017
Karen & I are praying for @SenJohnMcCain. Cancer picked on the wrong guy. John McCain is a fighter & he’ll win this fight too. God bless!
— Vice President Pence (@VP) July 20, 2017
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 20, 2017
.@SenJohnMcCain’s patriotism and courage are vital to the nation. With the fearful news tonight, Ann and I pray for his recovery.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 20, 2017
John McCain is an American hero & one of the bravest fighters I’ve ever known. Cancer doesn’t know what it’s up against. Give it hell, John.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2017
As he’s shown his entire life, don’t bet against John McCain. Best wishes to him for a swift recovery.
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) July 20, 2017
Senators and representatives also offered support:
John McCain is a patriot and a good friend. I’m confident he’ll beat this and be back on his feet soon. Get better John.
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) July 20, 2017
Hang in there @SenJohnMcCain. You’re tough! You can beat this. Fight, fight, fight! I am proud to call you my friend.
— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) July 20, 2017
Praying for my friend @SenJohnMcCain, one of the toughest people I know.
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) July 20, 2017
I love John McCain. I’ve traveled with him, I’ve been tongue lashed by him, I’ve worked with him, and I wish I could be with him tonight.
— Senator Angus King (@SenAngusKing) July 20, 2017
To @SenJohnMcCain and his family: Kelley and I will pray for you and your family, and we hope for a full recovery for you.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 20, 2017
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to my friend @SenJohnMcCain
— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) July 16, 2017
.@SenJohnMcCain is an American hero. I pray for him and his family. I look forward to seeing him soon.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 20, 2017
.@SenJohnMcCain is a hero, a patriot and a fighter. I am privileged to call him a friend. Paul & I pray for his recovery and his family.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) July 20, 2017
As did others…
Thoughts and prayers with Senator John McCain, Mrs. McCain and family.
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) July 20, 2017
John McCain is as tough as they come. Thinking of John, Cindy, their wonderful children, & their whole family tonight.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 20, 2017
Not a fan of John McCain’s politics; huge fan of his integrity, bravery, and sense of humor. Get better, Senator. Get better.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 20, 2017
Godspeed, @SenJohnMcCain. A hero. A fighter. A friend. Israel is with you.
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) July 20, 2017
If there is anyone who knows how to fight against the challenges life throws at us, it’s @SenJohnMcCain. Prayers for a speedy recovery.
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) July 20, 2017
John McCain is a modern hero who personifies the best character of our nation. I wish him a quick recovery & his family peace and strength.
— Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) July 20, 2017
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) July 20, 2017
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) July 20, 2017
John McCain is a hero, one of the most respected senators and a friend. The hopes and prayers of the nation are with him and his family.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 20, 2017
John McCain is a patriot, an American hero and the very definition of courage. Prayers for a speedy recovery.
— George E. Pataki (@GovernorPataki) July 20, 2017
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) July 20, 2017
Lindsey Graham gave an emotional response to McCain’s news:
Beautiful stuff from Lindsey Graham on John McCain: “This disease has never had a more worthy opponent.” pic.twitter.com/lN45boJkpf
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 20, 2017
And Meghan McCain gave a heartfelt statement: “My love for my father is boundless”
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 20, 2017
Among the support, some have been passing around old videos of McCain’s integrity during the 2008 campaign trip:
I’ve been thinking about this John McCain moment from the 2008 campaign a lot lately. Even more so tonight. pic.twitter.com/btPTrnR4jQ
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 20, 2017
And this gem…
WATCH: John McCain on Fox & Friends: “Someone saying ‘Allahu Akbar’ is about as offensive as someone saying ‘thank god'” pic.twitter.com/7XWrBz6TpC
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) July 20, 2017
And lastly, a prayer from Chaplain Black:
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 20, 2017